Cancer Keys

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Jaundice and pancreatic cancer

Jaundice and pancreatic cancer

18th September 2020 Potential pitfall: Jaundice can be a classic symptom of pancreatic cancer; about half of patients have jaundice when they first go to their GP. Yet, pancreatic cancer is difficult to diagnose as symptoms can vary or may be late, vague and...

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Cancer Keys: Faecal Calprotectin

Cancer Keys: Faecal Calprotectin

10th September 2020 Potential pitfall: Faecal calprotectin testing is an incredibly sensitive investigation for detecting the presence of inflammation. It is raised in a wide variety of conditions including malignancy, inflammatory bowel disease and alcohol misuse. It...

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Cancer Keys: Migraines versus Brain Tumours

Cancer Keys: Migraines versus Brain Tumours

27th August 2020 Potential pitfall: A migraine headache is typically a unilateral, frontal, throbbing headache which may be associated with photophobia or phonophobia. Although the intensity can vary, the characteristics of the headache tend not to change. Helpful...

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Tips on what to include in your referral letter

Tips on what to include in your referral letter

21st August 2020 Did you miss our free webinar on Suspected Cancer Referrals and COVID-19? Watch it here. Miss Susannah Penney, Consultant Head, Neck and Thyroid Surgeon, receives over 2000 cancer referrals a year. When making a suspected cancer referral, are you...

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