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  • What I Learned about sexism from cancer

    Much like cancer, age-related sexism is not something that young women think about – until it happens to them, writes JULIAN VIGO

    Saturday 17th Jun 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Features

  • Cancer-hit 40s and 50s ask parents for cash aid

    MORE than 30,000 cancer patients in their forties and fifties have turned to their parents for financial assistance, Macmillan Cancer Support said yesterday.

    Two thousand have moved back in with their parents or in-laws to make ends meet. Loss of earnings and the cost of transport to...

    Tuesday 28th Feb 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Cancer rates at a new high, ONS reports

    MORE people are being diagnosed with cancer in England than ever before, according to new figures published yesterday.

    Data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show 299,923 new cancer diagnoses registered in 2015 — the highest on record.

    ONS officials said the...

    Thursday 23rd Feb 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Scotland’s grim cancer survival disparity

    A LEADING cancer charity has called for urgent action to tackle the “completely unacceptable” cancer survival gap between poor and affluent communities in Scotland.

    Macmillan Cancer Support carried out what it describes as the “most comprehensive ever” analysis...

    Tuesday 21st Feb 2017

    posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain

  • Funding bar means cancer patients are ‘denied cure’

    THE Anthony Nolan cancer charity is calling on Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to step in to ensure the NHS funds life-saving treatment.

    The charity, named after a youngster who died from a rare blood disorder, is demanding Mr Hunt “take action” against a decision barring the...

    Monday 20th Feb 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Patients wait months for their cancer diagnosis

    DOCTORS in Scotland warned yesterday that radiology is “on the brink collapse” due to staff shortages, leaving some cancer patients waiting for over a month for diagnosis and treatment.

    Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) spokesman and chairman of the college’s...

    Thursday 16th Feb 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Women’s cancer rates rise 6 times faster than men’s

    by Felicity Collier

    CANCER rates among women are increasing six times faster than among men, Cancer Research revealed yesterday.

    The charity estimated that 4.5 million women will be diagnosed with cancer by the year 2035, compared to 4.8 million men.


    Saturday 4th Feb 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Patients ‘put off’ seeing GPs by receptionists

    GP RECEPTIONISTS may be unwittingly preventing cancer patients from getting checked out by asking what is wrong with them, a charity warned.

    New research published today found receptionists could put people off seeing a GP by asking about their symptoms.

    According to the...

    Tuesday 11th Oct 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • How can Hunt justify allowing people who need transplants to die?

    Leukaemia sufferer KATHRYN CARTWRIGHT received fresh hope after receiving a second stem cell transplant – but now this procedure is being restricted. She tells the Star what this devastating decision will mean for patients, writes Ruth Hunt

    Saturday 6th Aug 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Features

  • Cancer sufferers have sick pay docked on strike days

    BUS drivers signed off sick with cancer and serious heart conditions are having their wages docked while their fellow workers strike over “poverty pay.”

    Union Unite said First Hampshire and Dorset’s “callous” decision could be illegal and “flouted...

    Thursday 28th Jul 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain