Tag - cancer patients

Vaginal bacteria linked to ovarian cancer

Vaginal bacteria linked to ovarian cancer. GETTY IMAGES Having too few "friendly" vaginal bacteria may increase a woman's chance of ovarian cancer, and swabs can be used to spot this, say researchers. The team, led by University College London, hope the finding could be used to identify women at high risk of the cancer, which has no screening test. However, they say that more work is needed to explore this. It is too soon to recommend women should be given protective doses of the [...]

Duke of Cambridge discusses mental health at The Royal Marsden hospital

Duke of Cambridge discusses mental health at The Royal Marsden hospital. The Duke of Cambridge met with staff and patients to discuss mental health at The Royal Marsden Hospital in Chelsea, learning about the psychological support being offered to staff, patients and their families. The Royal Marsden offers a full programme of psychological and emotional support, funded entirely by The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, which provides psychological support from specialist nurse counsellors, a psychologist and a psychiatrist. There also includes a [...]

Cambridge hospitals miss major targets including A&E times and cancer treatments

Cambridge hospitals miss major targets including A&E times and cancer treatments. The trust say "we struggle to meet the rising demand faced by the NHS". University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust runs Addenbrooke's Hospital(Image: PA) Cambridge University Hospitals, which includes Addenbrooke's, failed to meet three major targets last year. A&E admission times were among the targets missed by Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) Trust in 2018, according to research. At CUH, which includes Addenbrooke’s, only 82 per cent of patients were admitted within four hours of [...]

Record numbers of NHS cancer patients face ‘agonising wait’ to see specialist

Record numbers of NHS cancer patients face 'agonising wait' to see specialist. In April alone nearly 20,000 people missed the 14-day target to meet with an oncologist The wait to see a specialist or to start treatment is an agonising time already, and facing further delays can make things even worse.’ Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Record numbers of cancer patients are waiting longer than they should to see a specialist because NHS services cannot cope with the rise in people suspected of having the disease. In [...]

The worst places for cancer care waits revealed

The worst places for cancer care waits revealed. Nearly three-quarters of services are failing to treat cancer patients quickly enough, BBC research shows. Hospitals are meant to start treatment within 62 days of an urgent referral by a GP in 85% of cases. But 94 out of 131 cancer services in England failed to do that during 2018-19 - compared with 36 five years ago. The worst performer was Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust, which saw fewer than 61% of patients [...]