5 saliva test that assesses risk of cancer: It will be available at your GP surgery Test would detect high risk of breast cancer and prostate tumours Patients could then be monitored to catch tumours at early stageGenetic testing come about after four years of analysis by 1,000 scientists Doubled the number of genes linked to breast, ovarian and prostate cancers By Fiona Macrae PUBLISHED: 16:03 GMT, 27 March 2013 | UPDATED: 00:38 GMT, 28 March 2013 A saliva swab that tests for the genetic risk of two of the deadliest cancers could soon be available at GPs’ surgeries.
Treatment for prostate cancer can shorten the length of a man's penis Men have complained their penises are smaller after surgery Some treatments can damage nerves and tissues that cause erectionsThis may shorten the penis and lead to intimacy problems, say researchersProblem much more widespread than previously thought PUBLISHED: 15:50 GMT, 3 January 2013 | UPDATED: 18:16 GMT, 3 January 2013 A diagnosis of prostate cancer is devastating for any man, but new research suggests the problems may go on long after treatment.
Yet another good reason to tuck into that salad: Eating tomatoes could ward off depression Eating tomatoes just a few times a week could halve a person’s chances of suffering the bluesContain antioxidant chemicals thought to protect against some diseasesBut other fruits and vegetables do not have the same benefits, the Chinese study found | UPDATED: 18:21 GMT, 4 December 2012 The humble tomato could play a crucial role in warding off depression, according to a new study.
The ice injection that blocks pain to soothe achey knees | UPDATED: 02:11 GMT, 4 December 2012 Crystals of ice injected into the knee could help tackle chronic pain.
Bravery of the bearded lady: Getting to the root of a taboo female condition | UPDATED: 10:49 GMT, 2 December 2012 Last week,TV’s This Morning featured a ‘Movember’ moustache-grower with a difference.
Don't ration operations for the elderly so they can be given to younger patients, surgeons warn | UPDATED: 07:48 GMT, 15 October 2012 Older patients must not be denied NHS operations on the grounds of their age, a report by surgeons says.
Should YOU have the new test for prostate cancer Flaws in the usual test lead to needless ops that can wreck sex lives | UPDATED: 01:00 GMT, 16 October 2012 Prostate cancer claims the lives of more than 10,000 men in the UK every year yet, unlike breast cancer, there is no national screening programme for the disease.
Six cups of coffee a day 'cuts risk of both womb and prostate cancer' | UPDATED: 12:54 GMT, 14 October 2012 The effects were seen regardless of whether regular or decaffeinated coffee was consumed Women who drink four to six cups of coffee a day are less likely to suffer from womb cancer, while men who drink this amount are less likely to suffer prostate cancer, according to a study using 117,000 volunteers.
Cancer deaths will 'fall by 17% by 2030' as treatment improves and people stop smokingDeath rates set to drop from 170 to 142 per 100,000Ovarian and breast cancer expected to fall the mostBut oral and liver forms of the disease set to rise | UPDATED: 01:01 GMT, 25 September 2012 Death rates from cancer in the UK are set to fall by almost 17 per cent by 2030, experts predict.
Vitamin A 'makes prostate cancer more susceptible to chemotherapy' Cancer stem cells are more likely to survive if person has low levels of vitamin AVitamin A is found naturally in oily fish, milk, cheese and eggs | UPDATED: 13:40 GMT, 5 September 2012 Grilled salmon is a good source of Vitamin A.