Cancer

Diagnosing and treating brain tumours: reflections on the latest Cochrane evidence

In this blog for people living with a brain tumour, healthcare practitioners and anyone with an interest in brain tumours, Helen Bulbeck, Cochrane consumer representative and director of policy and services for brainstrust, looks at the latest Cochrane evidence on brain tumours and reflects on what this special collection means for the brain tumour community and why collaboration has been key to the success of this work.

Informal caregivers: the invisible people caring for cancer survivors

In this blog for informal cancer caregivers, Beverley Lim Høeg and Pernille Envold Bidstrup, who are both psychologists and cancer researchers, look at the challenges faced by those caring for a loved-one with cancer and explore why informal caregivers deserve more support and focus in cancer treatment and research. Pernille is also the mother of a 9 year old cancer survivor.

Prostate cancer: “To treat, or not to treat?”

In this blog for people making treatment decisions about prostate cancer, surgeons Francisco Lopez, Freddie Hamdy and Alastair Lamb explore the evidence, weigh up the benefits and harms, and suggest some questions that you may wish to discuss with your clinician.

Cancer and Post-Traumatic Stress

Sally Crowe reflects on her experiences of post-traumatic stress (PTS) after being diagnosed and treated for a rare cancer - a common, but little talked about outcome of having cancer.

Does communication skills training improve cancer care?

Liz O’Riordan reflects on the Cochrane Review 'Communication skills training for healthcare professionals working with people who have cancer' from her perspective as both breast surgeon and someone with recurrent breast cancer.