Cancer

Time for a new, patient-driven approach to cancer screening?

No screening test for cancer is 100 per cent accurate. While some individuals might benefit from having an early cancer…

Let’s call time on the unpleasant ritual of vaginal examinations

An internal examination is an unpleasant and uncomfortable experience for many women. The process involves a doctor inserting two gloved…

The problem with the NHS? The soft bigotry of low expectations.

In many ways I’ve endured enjoyed a very fortunate life. Not least because, perhaps unusually, I’ve had almost no dealings…

H.Pylori is the deadliest thing you’ve never heard of — here’s why you should be screened for it

Most people won’t know about Helicobacter Pylori (H.Pylori), a common bacterial infection of the lining of the stomach. Yet it…

A law to cure cancer

All cancer deaths are wasted lives. The deceased do not advance scientific knowledge one iota. Yet as matters stand, those…

Friend or foe? Middle-aged women are confronted by a bewildering array of medication and advice

HRT: The debate goes on

Since as early as the 1940s, women of a certain age have had the option of hormone replacement therapy (HRT)…