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.

The camera you can swallow: New capsule could help detect early stages of caner of the oesophagus

The camera you can swallow: New capsule could help detect early stages of cancer of the oesophagusGround breaking device the size of a large multivitamin pillCaptures microscopic images that detect changes in cells By James Black PUBLISHED: 21:47 GMT, 13 January 2013 | UPDATED: 02:25 GMT, 14 January 2013 A swallowable camera-in-a-capsule could help doctors spot early signs of oesophageal cancer, research has shown.

Oliver"s awful indigestion was actually "gut asthma"

Oliver's awful indigestion was actually 'gut asthma' By Lois Rogers PUBLISHED: 00:10 GMT, 3 July 2012 | UPDATED: 00:10 GMT, 3 July 2012 There are few experiences more painful for a mother than to watch helplessly as her child suffers, and Alison Groves has had more experience than most.

Rare oesophagus condition: Girl, 3, who takes four minutes to eat a strawberry – because gobbling her food could kill her

Girl, 3, who takes four minutes to eat a strawberry – because gobbling her food could kill her Milly had 13 operations to disconnect her trachea and oesophagusShe can't eat carrots, mango, melon or rice as they can get stuck | UPDATED: 16:18 GMT, 9 May 2012 Milly with mother Kaylee: The youngster had 13 operations on her oesophagus to widen it A three-year-old girl suffers from a rare digestive condition which means she can't gobble down her food – because it could kill her.

Transplants: Patients could one day "grow" new organs from their own stem cells to replace failing body parts

Patients will 'grow' new organs from their own cells to replace failing body parts, says pioneering surgeon At least 1,000 Britons die each year while waiting for a new heart, kidney or liver | UPDATED: 12:06 GMT, 9 March 2012 Patients could one day 'grow' new organs from their own stem cells to replace failing body parts, a leading transplant surgeon says.

Obesity causes number of heartburn sufferers to soar (and women are more likely to be affected)

Obesity causes number of heartburn sufferers to soar (and women are more likely to be affected) Huge rise in people suffering from acid reflux, which causes heartburn, linked to obesity and fatty foodsExperts are concerned because reflux can trigger oesophageal cancer, which is also on the increase Obesity is driving a 50 per cent rise in people suffering acid reflux over the last decade, according to new research. Experts are concerned because reflux, one of the main causes of heartburn, can trigger oesophageal cancer, which is also on the increase