"Secret note with the opposite effect": the Kremlin was convinced that Putin is healthy, but no one believes in it anymore

Today, another piece of information about Putin’s illness has appeared in the Western press. The new version of the Russian dictator’s diagnosis sounds like “blood cancer”. This information was shared with Western sources by a certain oligarch close to the... Read more

Another diagnosis of Putin has been declassified: an oligarch close to the dictator spoke about it

An oligarch with close ties to the Kremlin was secretly recorded as saying that Vladimir Putin was “severely ill with blood cancer,” but the man’s identity was not released for his own safety. Previously, there were rumors about Putin’s thyroid... Read more

Another diagnosis of Putin has been declassified: an oligarch close to the dictator spoke about it

An oligarch with close ties to the Kremlin was secretly recorded as saying that Vladimir Putin was “severely ill with blood cancer,” but the man’s identity was not released for his own safety. Previously, there were rumors about Putin’s thyroid... Read more

Cancer and Parkinson's disease: media write that Putin is preparing for surgery and has already appointed a successor

The topic of Putin’s health has recently been very often discussed in the media. President of the aggressor country Vladimir Putin needs surgical intervention and will soon be forced to go under the knife. This is written by the British... Read more

Putin will have a serious operation: what is the dictator sick and to whom will he transfer power for a while

There has been a lot of insider information about Putin’s health lately. And now the British tabloid has shared rumors about the next fatal diagnoses of the dictator. Which of these rumors is true and which is not, we hope... Read more

Sajid Javid urges more men to take up bowel cancer screening after losing own father to disease

Sajid Javid has urged more men to take up bowel cancer screening after losing his own father to the disease. Mr Javid, the Health and Social Care Secretary whose father succumbed to the disease in 2012, has called on men... Read more

How to trick yourself into eating better – and less

If that all sounds a little futuristic, however, there are other ways to fool yourself into eating better, and less. For example, placing meals on smaller plates and bowls; various studies have found that halving the plate size leads to... Read more

‘I stopped working to care for my mother, Diana Rigg, before she died’

The pandemic has seen many of us deal with intense relationships like never before, as we’ve bubbled with our relatives and looked out for friends. And actress Rachael Stirling is no different. In the past two years, she pivoted from... Read more

Cancer is now a public health emergency

Lancet Oncology has reported that a third of cancer patients in the UK are diagnosed in A&E where they present with acute symptoms associated with advanced disease and a poor prognosis. A comparison was made with A&E admissions in six... Read more

Losing my dad was a hellish journey, but also in a way the greatest gift

In my early 20s, over the course of two years, I lost my dad to glioblastoma, an aggressive kind of brain cancer. It would be an impossible task to convey here the mountain of emotions I felt during that time.... Read more

The status quo on NHS cancer care is no longer tenable

It is an uncomfortable fact for those who like to claim that the NHS is the envy of the world: Britain’s health outcomes are poor when compared with similar countries. A study by the Nuffield Trust in 2018 found that... Read more

New ‘killer’ cancer treatment stops one in three tumours from growing

A “killer” cancer treatment could stop one in three tumours growing, according to trials in those with some of the deadliest conditions. The immunotherapy drug, called AFM24, was shown to work in patients with advanced disease that had stopped responding... Read more

Britain among worst in the world at detecting cancer early

Britain is among the worst in the world at detecting cancer early, with more than a third of cases only diagnosed after visits to accident and emergency departments, research suggests. Cancer survival rates in the UK have long lagged behind... Read more

Britain’s cancer survival rates lag behind other Western countries – and we may never catch up

There is no evidence that Britain’s cancer care will catch up with that of other countries, MPs have warned, with fears an extra 340,000 people will suffer late diagnoses. Before the pandemic, ministers pledged to speed up the diagnosis of... Read more

‘I first took up running to escape from an awful boss, but it’s become a kind of therapy’

In time, brisk walking became slow jogging, and within months Angela, from Northampton – who previously “couldn’t even run if I was being chased” – was hooked on running.  By last September she was the second woman to cross the... Read more

Want cheering up? These two cancer memoirs are surprisingly life-affirming

Last month, I sat on a train, listening to some medical students discuss their favourite hospital wards. There were jokes about urology, horror stories from A&E and a long list of unexpected items extracted from children’s heads in ENT. But... Read more

Barrage of X-rays in unnecessary scans risks health of testicular cancer survivors

Testicular cancer survivors may be at added risk of their disease returning after surgery because of unnecessary follow up scans, according to research from Cancer Research UK.  Currently, men who have had one testicle removed after being diagnosed with stage... Read more

Does the cure for cancer lie in the gut?

Could a faecal transplant save your life? This is the new line of research being pursued by an increasing number of cancer specialists around the world, as scientists attempt to find new ways to utilise the microbiome – the vast... Read more

‘Women don’t have it as good as men when it comes to healthcare’

Her job title might be long and bureaucratic-sounding, but Caulfield’s remit embraces fundamental aspects of living: better access to GPs; better access to NHS dentists through revamping the system; better early cancer screenings; better first-stop information about hormone replacement therapy. ... Read more

‘Alarming’ slump in breast cancer screenings as thousands of diagnoses potentially missed

Breast cancer screenings fell by nearly 50 per cent during the pandemic with 7,000 fewer diagnoses, official data reveal. Almost one million fewer women aged 45 and over were screened in 2020-21, according to NHS Digital figures. The NHS programme... Read more

How exercise transformed my experience of cancer

What’s more, the trials also found that exercise could reduce side effects from chemotherapy and even prevent cancer from spreading and returning, so boosting the chances of long-term survival.  Far from being an outlier, this trial adds to a wealth... Read more

The new cancer hotline that could be the answer to the GP appointment crisis

The same evaluation after 12 weeks of running the helpline reassured them that the idea had worked: of the 100 calls, 22 patients had concerning red flag symptoms that were brought directly into the hospital, leading to three diagnoses. The... Read more

The maps that could hold the secret to curing cancer

“The lung cancer and smoking connection is very clear, so why in other cancers that have a strong link with tobacco are we seeing such surprising differences?” asks Pablo Fernández-Navarro, the lead co-ordinator of the atlas from the Spanish side.... Read more

We must learn lessons from the cancer crisis

Even before the Covid inquiry, still due to get under way this spring, the extraordinary toll of lockdowns and other pandemic measures is becoming clear. As we report today, almost 90,000 cancer cases are likely to have progressed after millions... Read more

On-the-spot cancer tests while you do the shopping in bid to boost detection rates

More than 100 centres will be opened over the next year, with plans to offer at least nine million scans and other checks, initially on an appointment basis. Mr Javid struck a personal note in the speech when he said:... Read more