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Cancer

Cancer cells are abnormal cells that develop due to errors in the way normal cells in the body have reproduced. Once formed, they become aggressive and start to spread to the surrounding tissues and often to other parts of the body.  Despite the developments into the causes of certain types of cancer, it is an established fact that during their…

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Kidney Stones

The medical name for stones in the kidneys is nephrolithiasis. They are stone-like lumps that develop in one or both of the kidneys and when these stones cause severe pain, this is known as renal colic. The kidneys  You are usually born with two kidneys, which are bean-shaped organs approximately 10 cm [4 in] in length. They are located towards the…

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Prostate Cancer

Each year, more than 37,000 men in the UK are diagnosed with prostate cancer. It is estimated that 1 in 14 men will develop the condition, especially as it is the most common cancer in men aged 55 years or over. Many men with early prostate cancer have no symptoms at all.   However, there are a number of risk related…

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Cervical Cancer

Forming in tissues of the cervix - the organ that connects the uterus and vagina - this slow-growing cancer is not thought to be hereditary and as a rule it may or may not have symptoms. Virtually all cervical cancers are caused by a persistent human papillomavirus (HPV) infection which causes changes to the cervical cells. 4 out of 5…

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Bowel Cancer

Bowel cancer, which is also known as colorectal cancer or colon cancer, is any cancer that affects the large bowel (colon) and back passage (rectum). Before starting to spread to affect other parts of the body, it usually grows very slowly and can take up to 10 years before spreading. This process of spreading is called metastasis. Most bowel cancers start…

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Bladder Cancer

The bladder is the bag of muscle in the lower abdomen that collects urine produced by the kidneys. Bladder cancer is the most frequently occurring tumour of the urinary system. It is a common cancer that accounts for 1 in 30 new cases of cancer in the UK every year, being the 4th most common cancer in men and the…

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