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

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.

Single test to detect three types of cancer in women which claim 7,000 lives a year

Single test to detect three types of cancer in women which claim 7,000 lives a yearNew test can detect cancer of the cervix, womb and ovaries During trials, it found 40% of ovarian tumours – known as 'the silent killer' This method had a 100% success rate in detecting endometrial cancer on the lining on the womb By Fiona Macrae PUBLISHED: 19:47 GMT, 9 January 2013 | UPDATED: 20:24 GMT, 9 January 2013 Breakthrough: The test – based on the existing smear test to detect cervical cancer – can also find ovarian and endometrial cancers (stock image) A major breakthrough in the battle against female cancer was signalled last night with the emergence of a single test to detect three different types of the disease.

My sister"s cervical cancer was misdiagnosed 30 times: mother-of-four wrongly told she was suffering from anxiety

'I'm dying': Harrowing screams of a mother, 33, filmed by her family after doctors missed cancer THIRTY TIMES Jeannine Harvey was told the agonising pain she suffered for four months was due to 'nerve pain and anxiety'Family begged doctors to admit her to hospital but were 'ignored' Only diagnosed with advanced cervical cancer three months before she diedRelatives filmed her a month before death to prove just how ill she'd been – and have now released the footage Family suing Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust for negligence By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 10:07 GMT, 10 October 2012 | UPDATED: 00:47 GMT, 11 October 2012 Jeannine Harvey had more than 30 medical consultations, but doctors repeatedly told her she was suffering with 'anxiety' from a suspected torn ligament A mother of four died after doctors missed 30 chances to diagnose her cervical cancer – at one point claiming her agony was caused by anxiety.

Miracle as mother survives losing 12 PINTS of blood after giving birth to son (that"s more than is in most people)

Miracle as mother survives losing 12 PINTS of blood after giving birth to son (that's more than is in most people) Average woman has 8 to 10 pints of blood in her bodyRachel London lucky to be alive after losing 12 pints while giving birth to Jacob, who weighed 11lbs 2oz She had blood transfusion, then emergency surgery to stem blood flowJacob taken to special care unit with vomiting bug | UPDATED: 14:43 GMT, 3 July 2012 A mother almost died after losing an astonishing 12 pints of blood while giving birth to a boy weighing more than 11lbs.

"My newborn baby saved my life": Mother recovers after doctors found cervical cancer during birth and gave her 18 months to live

'My newborn baby saved my life': Mother beats cervical cancer after doctors find tumour during birth and give her just 18 months to live Doctors would not have found tumour if Naomi Jacobs had not been pregnantShe was given room so baby Lily could be with her during treatmentSurvival rate for large cell neuroendocrine cancer just 20% | UPDATED: 15:20 GMT, 8 June 2012 When Naomi Jacobs gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, it should have been the happiest time of her life.

Hundreds of women need to have smear tests retaken – after medic found to be carrying out tests incorrectly for 13 YEARS

Hundreds of women need to have smear tests retaken – after medic found to be carrying out tests incorrectly for 13 YEARS | UPDATED: 14:38 GMT, 23 May 2012 Smear tests are offered to women aged 25 to 64 and test for pre-cancerous cells Hundreds of women have been told they need to have their smear tests retaken – after discovering that a member of staff had been carrying out tests incorrectly for 13 YEARS.

Pregnant newlywed Ria Scarr spent honeymoon laying in a 45 degree angle bed to save her unborn baby

'It was hell but worth it': Pregnant newlywed spent honeymoon laying in a 45 degree angle bed to save her unborn baby Couple had planned to spend a fortnight’s honeymoon lying on a beach in Egypt sipping cocktails, but she was left confined to a hospital bed Ria Scarr, 26, suffers from a weak cervix after suffering two miscarriages Had to eat, read and watch television while lying virtually upside-down | UPDATED: 07:03 GMT, 28 March 2012 Happy ending: Just one week after her wedding Ria Scarr was forced to lie in a hospital bed which was tilted at a 45 degree angle to save baby Amelia A bride swapped her exotic honeymoon for a stay in a hospital bed, with her legs elevated above her head, in a desperate bid to save her unborn baby.

Donna Kelly spends 10 weeks lying upside down to avoid miscarriage

My upside-down baby: Mother spends ten weeks, 24 hours a day, in a tilted bed to avoid miscarriage After suffering two miscarriages Donna Kelly was desperately worried that her next pregnancy would end the same way. So when doctors told her five months into the pregnancy that she was at high risk of losing another baby, she readily agreed to their radical solution. For ten weeks, 24 hours a day, she lay “upside down” in a hospital bed until she gave birth to a healthy daughter, Amelia.

How simple lifestyle changes can prevent 4 in 10 cases of cancer

It”s not just down to fate: How simple lifestyle changes can prevent four in 10 cancer cases Smoking triggers nearly 20% of cancers, new study reveals2,700 cancers could be avoided if women breastfed Deadly drag: Smoking is the biggest cause of cancer, triggering more than 19.4per cent of cases Making small lifestyle changes could prevent more than four in ten cancers, according to a major study. Scientists have calculated that at least 134,000 cases diagnosed in Britain last year were triggered by causes such as smoking, obesity, poor diet, alcohol or even not breastfeeding. They say that although many of us are resigned to the belief that getting cancer is just down to fate, tweaking our lifestyle can dramatically reduce our odds