Cancer sufferer reveals she was made to feel like a ‘hypochondriac’

Cancer sufferer, 29, reveals she was made to feel like a ‘hypochondriac’ for three years by her GP who repeatedly dismissed her ‘constant thrush’, night sweats and armpit pain Rebecca Hetherington started to lose her appetite and feel ‘fluey’ in 2013  Locum doctor eventually referred her for an ultrasound scan in April 2016 Diagnosed with stage two metastatic papillary thyroid cancer on […]

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Cancer sufferer has been given the all-clear after treatment in Turkey

Boy, 12, is given the all-clear from cancer after his mother fundraised £100,000 for treatment in Turkey that was denied to him on the NHS Toni Ilsley’s son Charlie was diagnosed with medulloblastoma aged eight  Cancer spread to his spine, doctors reportedly said they could do nothing more Charlie had targeted radiotherapy in Turkey and is all-clear 18 months later  A […]

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The average anxiety sufferer doesn’t seek help for eight years

Like many Australians, it took years for Gemma Latter to seek help. Anxiety is the most common mental health condition in Australia, and we are better at talking about it than we have ever been. So, why does it still take the average person diagnosed with an anxiety disorder more than eight years to seek help? A new survey by […]

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New asthma drug helps sufferer to climb Ben Nevis

Asthma sufferer whose symptoms were so severe that she couldn’t get up the stairs climbs Ben Nevis thanks to revolutionary new drug NHS has given the OK to  benralizumab, also known by the brand name Fasenra It joins mepolizumab, or Nucala, and reslizumab, or Cinqaero, to treat asthma   Rachel McCarthy, a 43-year-old company director has felt the benefits of drugs Three new […]

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