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The Ovarian Cancer Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

Former Olympic gymnast Shannon Miller is celebrating five years free of ovarian cancer by spreading awareness about the easy-to-miss symptoms of the disease. Ovarian cancer is the deadliest form of female reproductive cancer. The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates that in 2016, more than 22,000 women will receive a new diagnosis and more than 14,000 women will die from the disease. When ovarian cancer is caught early, an overwhelming majority

Heart disease causes: Five avoidable risk factors for UK’s DEADLIEST condition

Heart disease is a leading cause of death in the UK, with heart and circulatory diseases killing more than one in four people in the UK. According to the Mayo Clinic, heart disease symptoms depend on which type you have. However, they commonly include racing heartbeat, lightheadedness, fluttering in the chest, swelling in the ankles and fatigue. The disease is easier to treat if caught early so you should seek

AI used to detect breast cancer risk

US scientists are using artificial intelligence to predict whether breast lesions identified from a biopsy will turn out to cancerous. The machine learning system has been tested on 335 high-risk lesions, and correctly diagnosed 97% as malignant. It reduced the number of unnecessary surgeries by more than 30%, the scientists said. One breast cancer specialist said that the research was “useful”. The machine learning system was trained on information about

Why cancer rates are increasing in the world's 'top' countries

Australians have access to some of the best healthcare in the world, allowing us to avoid many preventable illnesses, receive good care when we’re unwell and live longer. Ironically, this advantage may be fuelling an epidemic of obesity, diabetes and, according to new research, cancer. The University of Adelaide study found that the world’s wealthiest countries have much higher rates of cancer than much poorer countries. Looking at cancer rates

Lung Cancer: How to Protect Yourself From Blood Clots

A cancer diagnosis comes with an array of new health risks to consider, and one of them is deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a potentially life-threatening blood clot that blocks blood flow in the veins, typically in the legs. One in five cancer patients will develop DVT, according to the National Blood Clot Alliance. And research suggests that a number of varieties of cancer — including lung — make patients particularly

High blood pressure: The criteria which reveal if YOU should be treated with medicine

The condition, also known as hypertension can be treated by altering lifestyle factors – such as cutting down on salt in diet and exercising. However, high blood pressure can also be treated with medication. There are a number of reasons a doctor might prescribe medication for a patient with high blood pressure. NICE guidance said: “Your doctor should offer you drug treatment if your blood pressure is considered to be