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How to survive survivorship

It started with a lump in my throat.

I don't mean the metaphorical lump, the kind that comes when you're feeling a rush of emotion and trying to hold back tears. I mean literally.

One day nearly a year ago I noticed that there was a lump on the right side of my neck that wouldn't go away. 

Even now after writing that sentence my hand reaches for that spot, a leftover instinct borne from weeks of checking to see if it was still there and always finding that unnatural bump. I didn't think much of it, until it was all I could think about. Read more...



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Auckland based Canopy Cancer Care launch their Canopy TV intiative for people affected by cancer.



Simple test to predict likely spread of rare cancer

July 6, 2018, Queensland University of Technology

New QUT research has shed fresh light on how head and neck cancer spreads to other organs and researchers are developing a simple blood test to tell doctors which patients are at risk of spread long before conventional imaging can.


Doctors, cancer researchers and medical industry representatives from around the world are attending the symposium to share their latest findings and technology in relation to a 'liquid biopsy' – the use of saliva or blood for the non-invasive diagnosis of disease. Read more...

Understanding metastatic cancer

 Cancer is a disease characterised by the uncontrolled division of abnormal cells. It usually develops at a single site initially, and it may display metastatic symptoms at a later stage. During metastasis, cancer cells break away from the tumour in the primary site and travel to other parts of the body through the bloodstream or the lymphatic system. Though they can be controlled, metastatic cancers require aggressive treatment as the cancer cells can be widespread, explains Dr N. Jayalatha, the director of the MNJ Institute of Oncology and Regional Cancer Centre. Read more....



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