March is the Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Target Ovarian Cancer is the UK’s leading charity and want to do everything they can to raise vital funds and awareness about this type of cancer. The pandemic has affected fundraising in many charities including this one.
Eating healthily can also protect the body against certain types of diseases, particularly non-communicable diseases such as obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, some types of cancer and skeletal conditions.
Over the past 40 years researchers at Cancer Research UK have made great progress in the fight against cancer, and survival rates have doubled. Cancer Research UK are the only charity to fund research into all 200 types of cancer.
Each treatment is planned for each individual patient. It gives a high dose of radiotherapy to the cancer but aims to give a low dose to the surrounding healthy cells. This gives the best chance of curing the cancer or shrinking it whilst reducing the side effects.
Although most bowel cancers develop from pre-cancerous growths, known as polyps, not all polyps develop into cancer. If polyps are found, they can be removed by your doctor to prevent them becoming cancerous.
At SMP Healthcare the question about health insurance for cancer claims is one we are often asked. Looking at statistics of 1 in 2 people being diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. People want to know that their health insurance will help them get a quick diagnosis of all medical conditions. Especially cancer. Cancer Research UK confirm that almost 4 in 10 cases of cancer could be prevented. Smoking and obesity are two well-known preventable causes of cancer. How the insurance companies try to help Health insurance providers such as Vitality Health encourage their members to live healthier lifestyles. Smoking…
Bupa, one of the UK’s leading healthcare specialists, have recently launched the UK’s most comprehensive self-referral cancer service. Cancer Direct Access, which allows its health insurance policyholders to bypass GP appointments when they experience symptoms of cancer. How does the self-referral cancer service work? If a policyholder feels worried about cancer, they pick up the phone and call Bupa right away. They will speak to a trained adviser who will assess their symptoms over the phone using national clinical guidance to advise them on what to do next. Depending on the cover and underwriting the policyholder has in place and…
Mouth cancer can strike in a number of places, including the lips, tongue, gums and cheek. Given that early detection is so crucial for survival, it’s extremely important that you know what to look out for.
The Movember Foundation are a global charity raising funds and awareness to stop men dying too young. They want to help men live happier, healthier, longer lives through investing in three key areas: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health and suicide prevention
Boost your fibre intake because it can have major benefits for your health, it can reduce your risk of heart disease, diabetes and some cancers, and also help weight control. According to government guidelines, it is recommended that adults aged 17 and over should eat 30g of fibre a day, but on average we are only consuming about 18g a day. So, if you happen to be having trouble meeting your daily fibre requirement try these 8 simple tips, all of which can help you to increase your fibre intake. Choose a high fibre breakfast cereal e.g. bran flakes, or…