New strategy in cancer treatment can save lives

According to the latest information, 5.000 lives can be saved, in England, each year, if GPs follow new guidelines in the diagnosis of cancer. GPs should order certain tests and speed up the treatment. Charities say that they are supporting these guidelines, but they require more funds. Doctors agree that when they diagnose cancer sooner, the treatment is more effective. According to NICE (National Institute of Health and Care Excellence) many people die every year, because their tumors are diagnosed too late.

These, new guidelines, should encourage GPs to start thinking about cancer soon. They are related to first symptoms. Now, doctors consider which type of cancer a patient may have, and then they compare it to a patient’s symptoms. They also should order certain tests immediately, before a specialist require them. This means that GPs will be able to perform CT scans and endoscopies, without a specialist recommendation. 

NICE believes that this can start the cancer treatment sooner and save thousands of lives. They also advice that people should require medical assistance as soon they notice some cancer symptoms. They also recommend that doctors don’t miss difficult cases. For example, patients with cancer symptoms, when symptoms do not suggest cancer, should be tested for this disease. 

Professor Mark Baker said that this new policy should help many people. He estimates that this strategy, will save 5.000 lives each year. According to European cancer statistics, Britain has lagged behind several other countries. The Royal College of GPs has agreed that these guidelines are effective. However, they say that there may be problems with the capacity to do these checks and tests. 

 

 

Fashion News

5 changes in your daily living that will reduce cholesterol.

5 changes in your daily living that will reduce cholesterol.

Cholesterol has long been identified as an enemy of the heart. But now we know a lot about how to defeat it. You can improve your cholesterol with medications. However, there are some other more natural ways to defeat it. The following are 5 changes that you can make to your daily living to reduce…

Toxic Ingredients in Your Deodorant
Toxic Ingredients in Your Deodorant
One of the things that you put on every day is deodorant. However, did you know that there are toxic ingredients found in the regular deodorant? Whether it is a stick, roll on, or a spray, it is important to know the harmful ingredients found in your deodorant. Aluminum Aluminum is one of the main…
Peanut allergy cure – peanut flour capsules given to young babies
Peanut allergy cure – peanut flour capsules given to young babies
A California company, Aimmune Therapeutics, is developing the first treatment to prevent peanut allergies. Their study has reported success with the utilization of peanut flour capsules administered to young children. The daily dose of these capsules has increased their tolerance to peanuts.…
Kegel Exercises Improve Your Bladder and Sex Life
Kegel Exercises Improve Your Bladder and Sex Life
Kegel exercises were named after Arnold Kegel, a gynecologist who recommended them back in the 1940s, for women with urinary incontinence or reduced bladder control that can occur after delivery. This type of exercise is perfect for the muscles that support your urethra, urinary bladder, uterus, and…
Introducing an eco-friendly lifestyle to your child
Introducing an eco-friendly lifestyle to your child
Raising kids these days is a challenging process; especially when you want to incorporate social responsibility to them. Of course, we want them to live an eco-friendly lifestyle. Starting them early is a great move. Setting reasonable (and practical) rules at home is a big word for you and a threat…

News Gallery

Advertisement

RECENT POSTS