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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Red flag symptoms - Persistent cough

Chest pain - red flag symptoms

Clinical review: Prostate cancer

Developments in melanoma treatment

Cancer diagnosis and treatment

Spotting and referring oral cancer early

Spotting and referring oral cancer early

November is Mouth Cancer Action Month, which is now the 14th most common cancer in...

How significant event analysis can support early cancer diagnosis

How significant event analysis can support early cancer diagnosis

Macmillan Cancer Support, the RCGP and NHS England have produced a toolkit to help...

Tips to help GPs implement NICE cancer referral guidance

Tips to help GPs implement NICE cancer referral guidance

NICE's guidance for recognition and referral of suspected cancer contains over 200...

Respiratory cancer

Lung cancer: clinical review

Lung cancer: clinical review

The diagnosis and management of lung cancer, including risk factors and indications...

Screening for lung cancer

Screening for lung cancer

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

Non-small cell lung cancer - Clinical review

Non-small cell lung cancer - Clinical review

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

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

Endometrial cancer: clinical review

Endometrial cancer: clinical review

Risk factors for endometrial cancer, management options, conducting a physical examination,...

Clinical Review: Cervical cancer

Clinical Review: Cervical cancer

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

Familial breast cancer

Familial breast cancer

Dr Helen Hanson discusses breast cancer surveillance and BRCA testing.

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.

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

Clinical Review: Benign prostatic hyperplasia

Clinical Review: Benign prostatic hyperplasia

How to assess, diagnose and manage BPH in primary care. By Mr Altaf Mangera and Mr...

Skin cancer

Using dermoscopy to diagnose skin lesions

Using dermoscopy to diagnose skin lesions

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

Pictorial case study - Basal cell carcinoma

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

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

Clinical Review - Colorectal cancer

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

Journals Watch - Bowel cancer and depression

Journals Watch - Bowel cancer and depression

A research review, this week covering bowel cancer, pneumonia, depression and BMI....

Brain cancer

Persistent headache - Red flag symptoms

Persistent headache - Red flag symptoms

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

Clinical Review - Headache and migraine

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

Identifying oral cancer

Identifying oral cancer

The main signs, symptoms and risk factors of oral cancer in primary care and when...

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...

Clinical Review: Breast cancer

Clinical Review: Breast cancer

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

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