Cancer Keys: Salty Foods and Stomach Cancer Risk

Cancer Keys: Salty Foods and Stomach Cancer Risk

Latest articles: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...

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Cancer Keys: RUQ Pain in Pancreatic Cancer

Cancer Keys: RUQ Pain in Pancreatic Cancer

Latest articles: 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...

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Cancer Keys: False negative FIT results

Whilst FIT can be a good indicator of bowel cancer, inflammatory bowel disease and sometimes precursors of cancer, some symptomatic patients can still have false negative results. With this in mind, how should you proceed?

Potential Pitfall

A normal result can miss colorectal cancer, as can a colonoscopy. Reassess patients with a negative FIT result who continue to experience symptoms. Consider referral onto a vague symptoms pathway or tests for other bowel conditions.

Helpful hint

Safety netting for symptomatic patients with negative FIT results include ensuring patients are aware they need to come back if they continue to experience symptoms and keep their own record through the use of a symptom diary.

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