Cancer Keys: Prostate cancer and nocturia

Cancer Keys: Prostate cancer and nocturia

Many men with early prostate cancer don’t have any obvious signs or symptoms. However, early symptoms can present if the cancer grows near the urethra and presses against it, changing urination. Potential pitfall Prostate cancer is predominately a disease that affects...
Cancer Keys: Myeloma and C.R.A.B

Cancer Keys: Myeloma and C.R.A.B

Myeloma and C.R.A.B C.R.A.B is the acronym designed to simplify the most typical clinical manifestations of multiple myeloma. Clinicians should consider the following indicators in a potential myeloma diagnosis: C: Calcium – hypercalcaemia R: Renal – any form of...
Cancer Keys: Brain tumours and headaches

Cancer Keys: Brain tumours and headaches

Whilst many people may associate brain tumours with headaches, often affected patients do not present with a headache until a later stage, if at all. Potential pitfall Only up to 16% of brain tumour patients present to their GP with an isolated headache*; some...
Cancer Keys: False negative chest X-rays

Cancer Keys: False negative chest X-rays

False negative chest X-rays The main investigation for suspected lung cancer in primary care is a chest X-ray. However, reports show that some patients with normal chest X-rays still transpire to have lung cancer. Potential pitfall Although most large lung cancers can...