My Recovery From Kidney Cancer

As a 57 year old woman with a family history of raised cholesterol and heart disease I have tried to keep healthy.   I do not smoke, I keep fit and maintain a healthy weight. Last year a visit to my GP with symptoms of what seemed to be food poisoning resulted in tests including an Ultrasound scan.  Two weeks later I was completely recovered and returned for the test results…

Blood in Pee Campaign

Most people who pee blood would probably think that this was a little worrying.  Sometimes blood in the urine can be the first sign of a really important problem such as a bladder or kidney cancer.  These problems are more common in current or ex-smokers but even people with a healthy lifestyle may have them.  For many people however it is not associated with any major illness and may go…

PROMIS Prostate Cancer Trial Opens In Tunbridge Wells

Recent media coverage has highlighted the work that clinicians including Alastair have been doing on the use of MRI scans to predict the presence of prostate cancer. The Telegraph online describes how MRI is being used to diagnose prostate cancer.  The PROMIS study to look in detail at men who are at risk of prostate cancer recently opened in Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust.  This study aims to confirm…