Cancer resources

Browse education and news articles relating to cancer, covering respiratory cancer; bowel cancer; women's cancer, men's cancer; brain cancer; GI cancer; skin cancer and cancer symptom management and therapies.

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Spotting and referring oral cancer early

How significant event analysis can support early cancer diagnosis

Tips to help GPs implement NICE cancer referral guidance

Frontal chest X-ray of the lungs of an 83-year-old patient with small cell lung cancer (Photograph: SPL)

Lung cancer: clinical review

Cancer diagnosis and treatment

Clinical images: cancer treatments

Clinical images: cancer treatments

Dr Phil Marazzi presents pictures of chemotherapy and surgery.

Recognising cancer in teenage patients

Recognising cancer in teenage patients

How to identify the signs of a possible cancer in young people and when to refer....

Practice dilemma - A patient refuses investigations

Practice dilemma - A patient refuses investigations

The dilemma A 72-year-old lady comes to see you with weight loss and lethargy over...

Respiratory cancer

Chest pain - Red flag symptoms
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Chest pain - Red flag symptoms

Causes and management of chest pain in primary care and red flag symptoms that should...

Screening for lung cancer

Screening for lung cancer

Dr David Simcock discusses the role of EBUS in diagnosing lung cancer.

Red flag symptoms - Persistent cough

Red flag symptoms - Persistent cough

Know the alarm symptoms that should trigger referral for a persistent cough and what...

Bowel cancer

Clinical Review: Colorectal cancer

Clinical Review: Colorectal cancer

Asymptomatic patients are increasingly being detected by the bowel cancer screening...

Viewpoint - NHS bowel scope screening for colorectal cancer

Viewpoint - NHS bowel scope screening for colorectal cancer

BSS shows promise in detecting cancer.

Case study: Undiagnosed coeliac disease

Case study: Undiagnosed coeliac disease

A blood test for coeliac disease provided the diagnosis. By Dr Harry Brown

Women's cancer

Clinical Review: Cervical cancer

Clinical Review: Cervical cancer

Cervical cancer is the most common gynaecological cancer worldwide, with a significant...

Familial breast cancer
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Familial breast cancer

Dr Helen Hanson discusses breast cancer surveillance and BRCA testing.

Clinical Review: Breast cancer
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Clinical Review: Breast cancer

Breast cancer remains the second most common cause of cancer death in women. It is...

Men's cancer

Male breast cancer case study

Male breast cancer case study

A rare but serious cancer that is often only diagnosed at a late stage.

Clinical Review: Prostate cancer

Clinical Review: Prostate cancer

Prostate cancer is the second most common male malignancy worldwide.

Journals watch: IUDs, prostate cancer and alcohol in pregnancy

Journals watch: IUDs, prostate cancer and alcohol in pregnancy

A GP research round -up by Dr Gwen Lewis

Skin cancer

Using dermoscopy to diagnose skin lesions
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Using dermoscopy to diagnose skin lesions

NICE guidance recommends that GPs seeing skin lesions regularly should be trained...

Pictorial case study - Basal cell carcinoma
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Pictorial case study - Basal cell carcinoma

Dr Jean Watkins discusses the presentation and treatment of this common skin cancer.

Differential diagnoses - Tinea, BCC, herald patch and fixed drug eruption

Differential diagnoses - Tinea, BCC, herald patch and fixed drug eruption

Dr Nigel Stollery explains how to recognise basal cell carcinoma among four similar...

GI cancer

Red flag symptoms - Dyspepsia

Red flag symptoms - Dyspepsia

How to rule out the sinister causes, such as ulceration and malignancy. By Dr Pipin...

Diet and prevention of bowel cancer

Diet and prevention of bowel cancer

Certain foods may have an impact on the risk of bowel cancer, explains dietitian...

Clinical Review - Colorectal cancer
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Clinical Review - Colorectal cancer

Asymptomatic patients are increasingly being detected by the bowel cancer screening...

Brain cancer

Persistent headache - Red flag symptoms
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Persistent headache - Red flag symptoms

Dr Harry Brown explains how to distinguish the rare but possibly more significant...

Clinical Review - Headache and migraine
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Clinical Review - Headache and migraine

Differentiate and diagnose headaches and migraine. by Dr Giles Elrington.

Clinical review: Glioma

Clinical review: Glioma

Contributed by Mr Keyoumars Ashkan, consultant neurosurgeon and senior lecturer,...

More cancer education articles

Head and neck tumours: illustrated

Head and neck tumours: illustrated

Presentations of head and neck tumours including basal cell carcinoma and squamous...

Pancreatic glucagonoma - case study

Pancreatic glucagonoma - case study

A rare case of pancreatic glucagonoma initially presented with symptoms of an intractable...

Multiple myeloma

Multiple myeloma

Clinical features, investigations, management and the GP's role in this rare haematological...

Clinical Review: Multiple myeloma

Clinical Review: Multiple myeloma

Multiple myeloma is a cancer of plasma cells, a type of white blood cell normally...

Acute myeloid leukaemia: clinical review

Acute myeloid leukaemia: clinical review

Acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) is a clonal malignant disorder characterised by the...

Non-small cell lung cancer - Clinical review
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Non-small cell lung cancer - Clinical review

How to diagnose and manage this type of lung cancer plus the latest evidence on the...

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