Emma Plugge asks whether screening the general population for malignant melanoma, a type of skin cancer, is likely to be of benefit.
Category Archives: Cancer
In this blog for a non-medical audience, Alastair Lamb and Altan Omer look at the evidence for use of PDE5 inhibitors (Viagra, Cialis & Levitra) for penile rehabilitation after prostate cancer surgery.
Anna Sutherland, palliative medicine doctor, looks at Cochrane evidence on the effectiveness and safety of mu-opioid antagonists for managing opioid-induced constipation in people with cancer and people receiving palliative care for whom laxatives have failed.
Bridget Candy & Louise Jones, authors of a Cochrane review on women, cancer and sex after treatment, discuss why this matters, what might help, and what we need to know
Retired GP Lynda Ware looks at new evidence on whether unprovoked venous thromboembolism warrants cancer screening
As more children are surviving cancer, we need research into kinder treatments
It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month so here's some recent evidence and helpful resources to help you make choices about treatment
New evidence on the diagnostic accuracy of sentinel node assessment tests for cancer of the vulva
Evidence on the technique which may help prevent unnecessary surgery
Key message: interferon alpha improves both disease-free survival and overall survival of people with high-risk cutaneous melanoma. Interferon is...
Key message:Aerobic exercise may help reduce cancer-related fatigue during and after treatment for solid tumours. “Exercise is good for...