The seaside resort of Bournemouth is the idyllic setting to escape from the world for a while. For Cancer sufferers, often that is exactly what is required - taking their mind off their illness and getting away for a short, well-deserved break. With first class care in mind, The Grove Hotel in Bournemouth has recently been launched, serving as the UK's only hotel of its kind exclusively for use by sufferers of Cancer and other life-limiting illnesses.
Previously, Albany Lodge was launched to serve this market, and had been running for over 25 years.
Natasha's world fell apart when she was diagnosed with cervical cancer at just 30. The mum of two thought she would not live to see her children grow up and although, thankfully, she was successfully treated for the disease, there came a further blow - the devastating news that she would not be able to have any more children.
Cancer is not a single disease with a single cause and a single type of treatment. There are more than 200 different types of cancer, each with its own name and treatment.
Although cells in different parts of the body may look and work differently, most repair and reproduce themselves in the same way. Normally, cells divide in an orderly and controlled way. But if for some reason the process gets out of control, the cells carry on dividing and develop into a lump called a tumour. Tumours are either benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous).
(Stockholm, 26 October 2011) A new endoscopic resection technique pioneered in Japan significantly increases the chances of complete removal of large early colorectal cancers. The new technique, called endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD), could now emerge as a standard treatment for early colorectal cancers that cannot be removed by conventional non-invasive means.
Organisers of this year's Race for Life are making a desperate appeal for more women to take part after a surprise dip in the number of people signing up for this year's event. With just a matter of weeks before the event takes place at Godmersham Park House in Canterbury, there are still over 1,400 empty places.
Carolyn Gordon of Langton Green took part in the Breast Cancer Care Pink Ribbonwalk at Petworth House & South Downs on Sat. 8th May, in support of the 46,000 people who are diagnosed with breast cancer every year in the UK.