The cancer survival lottery: More patients are surviving than ever but where you live can make a real difference


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The cancer survival lottery: More patients are surviving than ever but where you live can make a real difference For men, biggest increase in survival was in colon and prostate cancerIn women, biggest leap in survival was seen in cervical cancer patientsBut patients still face wide variations depending on where they live By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 18:06 GMT, 18 April 2013 | UPDATED: 18:06 GMT, 18 April 2013 Cancer patients face 'wide and persistent' variations in survival rates depending on where they live, according to a new report.

Family of cancer victim refused life insurance payout because he didn"t disclose PINS AND NEEDLES


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Family of cancer victim refused life insurance payout because he didn't disclose PINS AND NEEDLES Nic Hughes died from cancer of the gall bladder leaving wife and young twins Insurance company Friends Life refused to honour his critical illness policySaid he had not disclosed 'reduce alcohol' advice or pins and needles painBut doctors said he drank within correct limits and pains were not relevant Friends say insurer's decision are 'morally repugnant' and started campaign | UPDATED: 21:54 GMT, 12 December 2012 The family of a man who died from cancer will not receive their insurance payout – because he didn’t declare he had pins and needles.

My bladder built from my bowel is as good as the one I was born with, by Dame Mary Archer


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My bladder built from my bowel is as good as the one I was born with, by Dame Mary Archer | UPDATED: 00:32 GMT, 4 December 2012 Around 11,000 people are diagnosed with bladder cancer each year.

Incontinence: Don"t be caught short: From botox jabs to a plaster on your back, the treatments that can fix a leaky bladder


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Don't be caught short: From botox jabs to a plaster on your back, the treatments that can fix a leaky bladder | UPDATED: 23:31 GMT, 15 October 2012 Though few discuss the subject even with their closest friends, around half of all women suffer from a dysfunctional bladder at some point.

How the obesity epidemic causes 22,000 cases of cancer each year


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How the obesity epidemic causes 22,000 cases of cancer each year Academics have said thousands of Britons are being diagnosed with cancer as result of being too fatBeing overweight or obese is directly responsible for 22,138 cancer cases every year, new research showsExcess fat is second biggest cause of the disease after smoking, according to World Cancer Research Fund | UPDATED: 23:13 GMT, 3 October 2012 Being obese or overweight heightens the risk of at least seven types of cancer, researchers say More than 22,000 Britons suffer cancer every year because they are too fat, claim researchers.

Nerve detector that could save a man from incontinence and impotence


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Nerve detector that could save a man from incontinence and impotence | UPDATED: 02:28 GMT, 24 July 2012 A ‘nerve-spotter’ is being tested as a way to reduce nerve damage during surgery.

Folic acid in bread beats spina bifida, health experts say


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Folic acid in bread 'beats spina bifida', health experts reveal | UPDATED: 21:20 GMT, 21 July 2012 Health experts are calling for bread to be fortified with folic acid – an essential B vitamin – in order to cut the number of babies born with spina bifida.

It"s no accident! Doctor says early toilet training can HARM "potty prodigies" and shouldn"t be attempted until the age of three


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It's no accident! Doctor says early toilet training can HARM 'potty prodigies' and shouldn't be attempted until the age of three | UPDATED: 16:48 GMT, 20 July 2012 Clogged: Parents who pressure their children to potty train before the age of three may be hurting them Parents who pressure their children to potty train before the age of three may be hurting them, according to a paediatric urologist.

Operation to treat prostate cancer in only half an hour is revealed… and it"s available on the NHS


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Operation to treat prostate cancer in only half an hour is revealed…

The anti-wrinkle jab which is being used to stop incontinence


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The anti-wrinkle jab which is being used to stop incontinence | UPDATED: 21:13 GMT, 26 May 2012 Incontinence: Injections used by cosmetic doctors to smooth out wrinkles are being offered as treatment Injections like those used by cosmetic doctors to smooth out wrinkles are being offered as a treatment for incontinence.