Cancer in children

Cancer in children

Doctors urged to find their 'sense of tumour' with teenage sufferers

ONE in four teenage cancer patients had to visit their GP at least four times before being referred to a specialist, according to a report published yesterday.

New scan will show exactly when prostate cancer becomes a killer

AN ADVANCED type of body scan could help doctors decide when men with slow-growing prostate cancer need treatment, it was revealed yesterday.

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In isolation

A RARE form of cancer has left 17-year-old promising footballer Brandon Hall isolated and miserable in an adult hospital ward.

Teen cancer victims need not be alone

SHE was facing the battle of her life - a teenager who'd already encountered the grief and physical turmoil of miscarriage, now staring at the nightmare of cancer.

Jay becomes a cartoon hero to take on cancer

A FIVE-year-old who beat leukaemia has become the star of a nationwide fundraising campaign for Cancer Research UK - as a cartoon character.

Cancer patients denied chance to be fathers

Many British men whose fertility may be at risk from cancer treatment are not being offered the chance to bank their sperm, a study suggests.

Painters at bladder cancer risk

PAINTERS are at a significantly increased risk of developing bladder cancer, claims a new study.

Secret wait for cancer patients

CANCER patients are still waiting as long as a year to get life-saving hospital treatment, despite ministers' claims waiting time targets are being met.

Boys 'should be vaccinated' in cervical cancer fight

DOCTORS have called for boys to be included in the vaccination programme to protect girls against cervical cancer.

Leukaemia case sent back

A LONG-RUNNING battle over whether childhood leukaemia figures should be made public was yesterday sent back to the Scottish Information Commissioner.

Majority of youngsters struck with leukaemia will survive

ALMOST three-quarters of children diagnosed with leukaemia will be cured of the disease, research suggested yesterday.

Cancer funds drive already in fast lane

AN investment manager who pledged to raise £100,000 for teenage cancer sufferers by driving across Britain has hit his target before even setting off.

Hats off to fundraisers' efforts to honour Zoe

WITH costumes on loan from the Museum of Scotland and schoolchildren for models, it was a fashion show with a difference.

Sharleen marks cancer home's 10th birthday

SINGER Sharleen Spiteri helped Edinburgh's CLIC cancer home celebrate its tenth anniversary.

Teenage cancer unit: 'You deserve a pat on back for your efforts'

THE Teenage Cancer Trust is to be congratulated for having raised enough money to pay for the establishment of the first ever dedicated unit for the treatment of young people at the city's Sick Kids hospital. And you, our readers, can be proud of the fact that you have played such a vital part in helping the dream become a reality.

Head start for Scots in £64m race to beat cervical cancer

A VACCINATION scheme to protect girls against cervical cancer will cost £64 million over the next three years, it was revealed today.

Former cancer patient has a spring in his step for cash

A FORMER cancer patient will be taking part in a sponsored walk to raise money for other sufferers at the Sick Kids Hospital.

Tartan Ball raises £50,000

A STAR-studded fundraising ball in the Capital raised a total of £50,000 for the Breast Cancer Campaign.

Sisters jump to it for young victims

A CHARITY concert arranged by two sisters who were inspired by a young cancer victim has raised more than £2000 for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Inspired to help children abroad after cancer battle

THERE is no air-conditioning to cut through the dense Ghanaian heat that rolls through the open windows and across the cots crammed into the gloomy paediatric ward.

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