Category Archives: Cancer News (latest)
Is this where you would like to be NOW?
John Lewis calls this a Sanctuary
Cancer patients suffering Fatigue
often want to be there
You are not alone.
Manchester gets control of NHS Budget
Way forward for ‘new’ NHS using Patient Power?
Manchester Evening News spills the beans
Mayo Clinic warns on
Cancer treatment and the heart
If you have had cancer, their advice is to keep a check on your heart. Continue reading
UK is finally to get high-tech
And it’s a private company
that will provide this Continue reading
But why has it taken so long to help with drug side
Especialhy those with heart problems
Today, anyone battling with long term side effects from cancer treatment, is finally being listened to. If you have heart problems, neuropathy, osteoporosis, lymphoedemia, dry dry skin, and other problems which turned up after treatment, and one dealt with alone, you are being taken seriously.
No longer do oncologists pooh pooh these conditions and blame them on your age, the menopause, or anything else to fob us off.
Various people, incluing Winston Churchill, Mark Twain etc, have used this phrase to express disbelief in statistics and figures. And it sprang to mind when the NHS recently bombarded journalists with emails quoting a report issued by the Commonwealth Fund of America (weird title!).
The Fund’s website says it helps “people become more informed about their health care and improving care for vulnerable populations such as children, the elderly, low-income families, minorities, and the uninsured” as it says on its website.
Remember this is directed at American people, whom the NHS always assure us live in drread of medical bills; they have to pay medical insurance, which according to friends is about what they paid in taxes in UK. Continue reading
Hurrah – Ashya’s parents are free
- How much did the ridiculous Police hunt across Europe, pursuing the family of Ashya King cost the British taxpayer?
- How dare Cameron bolt the stable door, and now offer a cancer expert to advise the family?
- and Why can’t EVERYONE IN BRITAIN have the same expertise offered when they need it – not just after a massive media campaign?
- And why did a massive NHS organisation waste so much time hounding the King family, when all they had to do was listen to the father’s very reasonable requestsWatch the family on YouTube, see for yourself, and decide it this isn’t a very articulate, caring and intelligent family, well able to ask Oncologists questions, which they seemed reluctant to answer.
Will the NHS learn from this case – or will more patients be at risk?
Amongst all themedia hype, two aticles stand out.
The Daily Telegraph devotes its main page to Dr. Max Pemberton. Pemberton is respected amongst