Tag Archives: Cancer

Just do it… yourself: At-home colorectal cancer screening

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the fourth leading cause of death worldwide. Yet despite the ability of CRC screening to detect colon cancer early, and to find and remove potentially precancerous growths called polyps, screening rates remain low, below 60%. Experts generally agree that people should be screened for CRC at regular intervals beginning by age… Read More »

Ovarian Cancer: The 3 Biggest Myths Surrounding The Disease

Dr Yeh Chen Lee is a medical oncologist with a special interest in treating gynaecological cancers such as ovarian cancer. Active clinical research fellow of ANZGOG—the peak gynaecological cancer research group for Australia and New Zealand. Visit anzgog.org.au. Ovarian Cancer is known as the ‘silent killer’ because it’s difficult to detect in its early stages. Symptoms… Read More »

Platelet ‘decoys’ outsmart both clots and cancer

Heart disease, stroke, sepsis, and cancer collectively cause the greatest number of deaths worldwide. They also have something else in common: All are associated with activated platelets, the cells that circulate in our bloodstreams and normally help form blood clots to stop bleeding and promote healing of injuries, but can also contribute to dangerous blood… Read More »