DRE and Prostate Cancer

DRE and Prostate Cancer

Friday 27th March 2020 A digital rectal examination (DRE) is a useful screening tool, which can be used in conjunction with a PSA test, to help determine if a patient should be referred on a prostate cancer pathway. Prostate cancers may not necessarily secrete PSA;...
Cancer Keys: Leukaemia and Hepatosplenomegaly

Cancer Keys: Leukaemia and Hepatosplenomegaly

Swelling of the liver and spleen can be due to a number of causes such as infection, however in some cases it can be an indicator of leukaemia. A patient with an enlarged spleen may present with a feeling of discomfort or pain behind the left ribs and feel full very...
Infection prevention for cancer patients

Infection prevention for cancer patients

Friday 6th March 2020 With COVID-19 hitting the headlines this week, the public are being advised to take infection prevention measures, such as thorough hand washing and covering coughs and sneezes. People affected by cancer, especially certain types such as...