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FIGHTING AGAINST CANCER TENERIFE


Focus on Prostate Cancer


Find out about treatments, symptoms, what to expect. It's all here!

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FACT Focus:
Prostate Cancer
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Breast Cancer
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Lung Cancer

Information Search and History

As the Information page on this website fills up we will create history pages so the information is not lost.  You can select a history page from the list below or use the search box to help find an article of interest.


Overview

Copied from the NHS website.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK, with over 40,000 new cases diagnosed every year.

Prostate cancer usually develops slowly, so there may be no signs you have it for many years.

Symptoms often only become apparent when your prostate is large enough to affect the urethra (the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the penis).

When this happens, you may notice things like an increased need to urinate, straining while urinating and a feeling that your bladder has not fully emptied.

These symptoms shouldn’t be ignored, but they do not mean you definitely have prostate cancer. It is more likely that they are caused by something else, such as benign prostatic hyperplasia.  

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The prostate gland is below the bladder and surrounds the urethra 


Jeremy Nicholl's experience. 

My name is Jeremy Nicholl, and in July 2017 I was diagnosed with incurable prostate cancer; without treatment I was given twelve months to live. Join me as I film my journey through a six cycle course of chemotherapy aimed at winning me an extra year of life.

See Jeremy's Video

More information about Prostate Cancer

The links below will take to sites with information about Prostate Cancer: 

Prostate Cancer UK

Webmd on Prostate Cancer





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A clue - it's too small for you to see it unaided - it's taken using an electron microscope!
A big problem with cancer drugs is that they don't just affect cells with cancer, they affect all cells giving bad side effects. So wrap the drug up in a polymer bag that only dissolves when it gets inside a cell with cancer - simples! The picture is the polymer bag dissolving inside a cancer cell, minimising side effects.  It's from research work by Chemical Engineering PhD students Marie Bachelet and Shiqi Wang at Imperial College, London.


Research suggests potential role for vitamin A in pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC), the most common type of malignancy of the pancreas, is extremely aggressive and very difficult to treat. Many scientists are currently investigating the genetic mutations and biochemical signalling pathways that enable cancer cells to spread to other parts of the body.
 Read More..

Although the Daily Mail article quotes the NHS as saying there is no scientific evidence of 'no carbs' controlling cancer, there is mounting evidence of a link.

NHS Choices:
Carbs linked to lung cancer,' study finds

Medscape
Is There a Role for Carbohydrate Restriction in the Treatment and Prevention of Cancer?
Rainer J Klement; Ulrike Kämmerer

Cancer Support Tenerife

Complementary medicine is used by hospitals and health organizations alongside traditional medical treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy because studies show the effectiveness is multiplied when cancer is fought from several directions. Read More.


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