UP TO 800 prostate cancer patients in Scotland were yesterday boosted by the news that Taxotere, which can reduce pain and extend life expectancy, gained watchdog approval.
IT WAS the news every woman dreads. Linda Lucas, a 51-year-old teacher from Cupar, Fife, had been to see her GP suspecting she might have a lump in her breast.
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TWELVE leading cancer charities have joined together to call on the Scottish Executive to scrap prescription charges for people who suffer from chronic conditions.
SCIENTISTS in Edinburgh who are developing new treatments for cancer, heart disease and infertility have been awarded funding of £58.5 million.
CANCER patients across the UK are not getting enough support to deal with the emotional impact of the illness, a survey has found.
A MALE contraceptive which can protect against prostate cancer and other serious diseases could be available within the next decade, the scientist behind the drug has revealed.
A NEW state-of-the-art scanner, the first of its kind in Britain, is to be used to help treat Scottish cancer patients, it was revealed yesterday.
A DIET rich in fish such as salmon and mackerel could cut the spread of prostate cancer, scientists said yesterday.
THOUSANDS of men are unaware of the risks of deadly prostate cancer, a charity warned today.
THE hottest peppers in the world can kill prostate cancer cells and dramatically reduce the size of tumours, according to new research.
'I DON'T know if you do cope. You just carry on . . ." David Wright pauses to remove his glasses and wipe a tear from his eye as he tries to explain how he is dealing with the grim reality that he is dying from prostate cancer. Four years after being diagnosed with an advanced form of the disease, he is getting to the stage where none of the current treatments are working any more.
WITHIN days of retiring as a teacher, Robert Gray's plans to go on holiday with his wife were cut short by the sudden diagnosis of a deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Gray now counts himself lucky to have had the DVT, though: if his GP hadn't suspected a possible connection with prostate cancer, he might not have been looking forward to a happy retirement.
CANCER patients are missing out on benefits worth more than £200 million a year because of a failure to inform them of entitlements, according to a House of Commons committee, which also found prostate cancer is a "low priority".
PROSTATE cancer patients were given new hope yesterday when medicine regulators indicated a life-saving new drug may soon be available on the NHS.
A TEAM of cancer specialists from Edinburgh have won a top award for their pioneering work treating patients with prostate cancer.
HUNDREDS of men with advanced prostate cancer are being refused a new drug that could reduce pain and extend their lives, a charity claimed yesterday.
EDINBURGH and Lothian Prostate Cancer Support Group is meeting at Maggie's Centre, Western General Hospital, tonight at 7pm.
THE writer and TV comedian Ricky Gervais has hit out at radio advertising watchdogs after an advert he created to raise awareness of prostate cancer was banished to a post-watershed time slot.
ARDANA, the Edinburgh-based reproductive health specialist, has announced that its crucial prostate cancer drug could hit the market two years earlier than expected.
DOCTORS have developed a technique that could save thousands of men from impotence by predicting how aggressive prostate cancer is before surgery.
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