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: Hospital Admissions for Acute Leukaemia

Acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) progresses rapidly. The time between presentation of symptoms in primary care to receiving treatment can be very short. An urgent full blood count (within 48 hours) should be considered for suspected acute leukaemia, in line with NICE guidelines.

Potential Pitfall

If results are suggestive of AML, a haematologist will phone the surgery to speak to the GP directly to advise on the result. The GP should contact the patient as a matter of urgency to reassess the patient, ensuring that they have not developed further concerning symptoms, such as a fever or bleeding. If this is the case, the patient should go to straight to the hospital Emergency Department on the same day.

Helpful hint

The haematologist will speak to the GP directly to discuss findings, note any abnormal cancer cells and enquire about the status of the patient. The haematologist will then decide whether the patient can wait to see the specialist the following day or if they need to go to the hospital Emergency Department that same day, and which hospital they should attend.

 

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