Oncology

Ovarian cancer sufferers 'facing treatment delay'

A new study has indicated that many women with ovarian cancer are facing delays in receiving a diagnosis despite reporting symptoms to their doctor.

UK ovarian cancer rates 'have dropped during last decade'

A fifth fewer women have developed ovarian cancer in the UK over the last ten years, a new study has indicated.

Cancer survival rates 'improving'

A new study has indicated that cancer survival rates are improving in 15 to 24 year olds.

'Higher cancer risks' for Hispanic migrants in US

New research has indicated that women of Hispanic origin who migrate to the US are at a greater risk of developing certain cancers than other ethnic groups.

African doctor says women should be screened for HPV

Women over the age of 25 who have had multiple partners should visit the hospital to be screened for the human papillomavirus (HPV), according to one Malawian doctor.

Grant awarded for new ovarian cancer test

A team of US researchers has been given a grant to develop a new system for monitoring women at a high risk of gynaecological cancers.

Women 'seeking surgery to prevent cancer'

Women at a high risk of suffering from breast or ovarian cancer are increasingly choosing to undergo removal surgery as a precautionary measure, it has been suggested.

Higher HPV cancer risk for Aids sufferers

People living with Aids are at an increased risk of developing human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated cancers, it has been reported.

New radiotherapy approach 'discovered'

A new approach to cancer treatment could increase the effectiveness of radiotherapy, research has suggested.

Ovarian cancer flaw 'identified'

Researchers claim to have identified a genetic flaw which leads to higher risks of suffering from ovarian cancer.