Get cancer symptoms checked out

The NHS has launched a programme to encourage patients to have any potential cancer symptoms checked out: NHS staff have worked hard to ensure that cancer services have been maintained throughout the pandemic. Between March and September, over 1 million people were referred by their GP with suspected cancer, and over 291,000 cancer treatments were […]

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Challenges of early detection of renal cell carcinoma

The incidence of kidney cancer in the UK has risen by 47% over the past decade, with 12 000 new cases in 2015. Diagnosing patients with kidney cancer can be challenging. The majority of kidney cancers are renal cell carcinomas (RCCs), which make up about 85% of kidney cancers. Signs and symptoms of RCC are […]

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Be Clear on Cancer Blood in Pee campaign launched

Public Health England (PHE) has launched a national ‘Be Clear on Cancer’ campaign which highlights blood in pee as a key symptom of bladder and kidney cancers. The campaign will encourage everyone to ‘look before they flush’ and visit their GP without delay if they notice blood in their pee, even if it’s just once. Read more […]

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World Kidney Cancer Day raises awareness of the five key signs of kidney cancer

This article in the Express highlights the 5 key signs of kidney cancer: Blood in urine – if pee is darker than usually or reddish in colour it could be a sign of the disease Pain in the back or side – which occurs just below the ribs could be an indicator Finding a lump […]

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Be Clear on Cancer “Blood in Pee” Campaign

NHS England’s Be Clear on Cancer ‘Blood in Pee’ campaign was launched on 15 February 2016. The campaign will run for almost seven weeks across England with the aim of raising awareness of a key symptom of both bladder and kidney cancers – blood in pee. The campaign encourages people who notice blood in their pee to […]

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