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Safety netting in primary care

Safety netting in primary care

Wednesday 13th May 2020 In times of uncertainty safety netting is an important part of the primary care consultation and referral process. When followed correctly, safety netting can help ensure patients are monitored appropriately and follow-ups take place where...

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Top tips for medical students on cancer

Top tips for medical students on cancer

Wednesday 22th April 2020 Following on from GatewayC’s successful Facebook Live we have gathered our five top tips for medical students, to improve early detection in cancer. 1. What are the key red flags to look out for? GatewayC’s 16 free online cancer education...

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Cancer Keys

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Cancer Keys: Thrombocytosis and L.E.G.O

Cancer Keys: Thrombocytosis and L.E.G.O

Reactive thrombocytosis can be indicator for several underlying causes, which are either self-limiting or serious. These can include infection (e.g. H.pylori), inflammation, blood loss, anaemia and a number of cancers. Helpful hint Depending on the presentation, NICE...

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Cancer Keys: Salty Foods and Stomach Cancer Risk

Cancer Keys: Salty Foods and Stomach Cancer Risk

Eating too many foods that are high in salt such as salted meat, brined fish and pickled vegetables can increase the risk of stomach cancer. Higher rates of stomach cancer are found in countries like Japan and Korea, than in the UK, where these foods are more popular....

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Cancer Keys: RUQ Pain in Pancreatic Cancer

Cancer Keys: RUQ Pain in Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer diagnoses can be missed due to the non-site specific nature of some early symptoms. However, according to CRUK, up to 70% of patients with pancreatic cancer initially visit the doctor with upper abdominal or back pain. Potential Pitfall Pain often...

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