What are my chances of getting cancer? For women in Scotland.

Will I get cancer?  The short answer, no one knows for sure. The statistics show that over a life time 1 in 3 people will develop cancer.

“Statistics are for populations, not individuals, in the sense that while they are a guide as to what might happen to us in general, they cannot predict [...]

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How many men in Grampian get cancer?

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How common is cancer? We know that 1 in 3 people will develop cancer at some point in their life’s, what are the numbers for men in Grampian? How do they compare with the rest of Scotland?

The NHS Information Services Division collect this information and analyse the statistics. They [...]

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Scientists keep changing their minds….

“Scientists keep changing their minds, it’s better to ignore their advice.” That is the gist of a new survey published this week.  The survey was commissioned by the World Cancer Research Fund, a charity that promotes a healthy diet and lifestyle as a way to avoid some types of cancer.

The BBC have a [...]

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How many women in Grampian get cancer?

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How common is cancer?  We know that 1 in 3 people will develop cancer at some point in their life’s, what are the numbers for Grampian? How do they compare with the rest of Scotland?

The NHS Information Services Division collect this information and analyse the statistics. They produce a report that is updated [...]

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How many women in Grampian get diagnosed with colorectal cancer?

How many people in the North East of Scotland get diagnosed with colorectal (also known as bowel cancer or colon cancer) cancer every year?

The NHS Information Services Division collect this information and analyse the statistics. They produce a report that is updated regularly. You can find lots of information on all types of [...]

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An e-book of my Understanding Cancer Blog Posts

I have put a selection of my most popular blog posts together in a book.  The book itself is 140+ pages and has a contents and index, so it’s a bit easier to find your way around than the website.

The book is called “Understanding Cancer – Cancer Information for the North East of [...]

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Cancer Waiting Times

The Scottish Government has released figures today showing that 95% of cancer patients with urgent referrals are treated withing two months (62 days). You can read the press release on The Scottish Government News Website. If you want to trawl through the figures yourself you can read the official report online. NHS Grampian met [...]

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“Cancer Update” Email is a hoax.

There is an email going round called “Cancer Update”.  A couple of people have contacted me because they have received it and want to know if it’s true.  The email is a hoax.  The email is said to have come from “John Hopkins University” but if you go to their web-page you will discover [...]

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How many men in Grampian get lung cancer?

Lung cancer is the most common type of cancer, in men in Grampian. How many people in the North East of Scotland get diagnosed with lung cancer every year?

The NHS Information Services Division collect this information and analyse the statistics . They produce a report that is updated regularly. You can find [...]

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How many women in Grampian get breast cancer?

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How many people in the North East of Scotland get diagnosed with breast cancer every year?

The NHS Information Services Division collect this information and analyse the statistics . They produce a report that is updated regularly. You can find lots of information on all types of cancer in the “Cancer in Scotland [...]

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Cancer Course in Aberdeen – May 2009

This coming Saturday (the 16th of May 2009), Robert Gordon University will be hosting a course for fitness instructors on “Exercise Guidelines for Cancer Survivors” at a cost of £85.00 a session.

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The course is being run by a company called “Cancer Rehabilitation“, I have no experience of their courses, but they run [...]

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How much does cancer research cost? Part II

This follows on from my earlier (rather unimaginatively titled How much does cancer research cost Part I !). I am working through a typical day in a cell biology research lab working out how much it costs to do a days work.

So far we’ve made it to 10:30am and spent about £60. It [...]

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How much does cancer research cost? Part I

A lot. Research is expensive. It’s not very environmentally friendly either, a lot of the plastic tubes and things you use are disposable and are thrown away after one use.  There are very good reasons for this often you are working with cells that are irreplaceable and that you’ve worked on for many years. [...]

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The Science Behind the Pictures

If you are interested in the science of cancer research then I recommend you have a look at the Cancer Research UK science Update Blog.  There is a post called “The Art of Science” about the work of their electron microscopy team.  They also have a nice You Tube video featuring some images of [...]

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Jade Goody’s death changed peoples views on cancer?

Former Big Brother contestant Jade Goody died of cancer last month.  The story was widely reported in the news. Today Cancer Research UK and the Daily Mirror have launched a questionnaire to see if Jade Goody’s story has chanced their attitudes to cancer.

You can find out more on the Cancer Research UK Science [...]

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Bone Marrow Donors Save Lives

Bone marrow, we all have it inside us.  It’s the soft spongy spongy stuff inside your bones (the same stuff you see inside a dogs bone from the butchers).  Bone marrow makes blood cells, both the red ones that carry oxygen and the white ones that fight infection.

Why would you need to replace [...]

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Relay for Life – Huntly 2009

Huntly is hosting it’s first “Relay for Life” to raise money for Cancer Research UK.  It’s going to be a big event, in fact it is already the largest inaugural relay in the UK.  Not bad for a town with 4,000 people.

You can read more about the Relay for Life in this weeks [...]

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