Cancer nurse, 43, is overcoming the disease after strangers donated for a drug not on the NHS

Last March, mother-of-two Laura Harris, 43, from Devon, who has advanced bowel cancer, was given just three months to live unless she could raise £21,000 to be treated by the drug Bevacizumab.
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Sir — We thank Laverty et al. for their correspondence and congratulations in response to our work.1 Please accept our apologies for the discrepancy in polyp categorisation. The revised polyp data in line with National Bowel Cancer Screening programme, the European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abd ominal Radiology (ESGAR) consensus guidelines2 and other published studies is as follows3,4: the total polyp detection rate was 13.5% (241 polyps) in 170 patients; 153 (63.5%) polyps were ≥10 mm in size compared to 88 (36.5%) measuring between 6–9 mm.
Source: Clinical Radiology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research
This study examines survival time in patients with small bowel tumors and determines its contributing factors. In this retrospective analytical study, the medical records of 106 patients with small bowel cancer (from 2006 to 2011) were investigated. The patients' data were extracted, including age, gender, clinical presentation, location of tumor, histological type, grade of tumor, site of metastasis, and type of treatment. The Kaplan-Meier test was used to estimate the overall survival time and the Log-rank test to compare the survival curves. The Cox regression was also used to evaluate the effect of the confounding vari...
Source: International Journal of Surgical Oncology - Category: Surgery Tags: Int J Surg Oncol Source Type: research
Objective: To evaluate factors associated with the use of laparoscopic surgery and the associated postoperative outcomes for urgent or emergency resection of colorectal cancer in the English National Health Service. Summary of Background Data: Laparoscopy is increasingly used for elective colorectal cancer surgery, but uptake has been limited in the emergency setting. Methods: Patients recorded in the National Bowel Cancer Audit who underwent urgent or emergency colorectal cancer resection between April 2010 and March 2016 were included. A multivariable multilevel logistic regression model was used to estimate odds...
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BOWEL cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the UK and most people diagnosed with it are over the age of 60. Committing to a certain lifestyle can reduce the risk of developing the disease, and there is one simple change you can make to reduce the risk of a diagnosis.
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Gap far wider than that between the sexes, says Men ’s Health Forum Related items fromOnMedica Cancer now primary cause of death in 12 European countries Public health to focus on men who have sex with men HIV therapy helps protect men from Hep B infection Eligible patients continue to shun bowel cancer test UK women expected to live until 85 and men to 82 by 2030
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Santos A, Assumpção C, Riggins G, Burbano R Abstract Although the small bowel is a vast organ with a highly proliferative epithelium, the incidence of small bowel cancers is surprisingly low. Many factors could be involved in this unexpected cancer incidence, including difficult access to the exploration of the small bowel mucosa, which might lead to missed diagnoses of non-obstructive and non-bleeding small tumours. Moreover, possible factors that influence the low incidence include more efficient machinery of DNA replication and DNA repair enzymes, peculiarities in microbiota components, competenc...
Source: Pathology Oncology Research - Category: Pathology Authors: Tags: Pathol Oncol Res Source Type: research
There is increased demand for endoscopies largely driven by the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program impacting positively to reduce colorectal cancers. However, with a largely uninsured population, this additionally burdens the already bulging waiting lists within publicly provided endoscopy services. Nurse endoscopy is one tool utilised to address demand in the UK, Netherlands, USA, and now in Australia and NZ. Questions surround beyond the key performance indicators for colonoscopies quality metrics, with consideration needing to be applied to other performance metrics such as repeating procedures for interventional t...
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BOWEL cancer affects the large bowel made up of the rectum and colon. The cells in the body normally divide and grow in a controlled way, however when cancer develops these cells change and grow in an uncontrolled way. There is a major sign of bowel cancer to look out for.
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The co-host of You, Me and the Big C podcast on her stage 4 bowel cancer.
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BOWEL cancer symptoms can be difficult to spot, as they don ’t necessarily make you feel ill. These are the most common warning signs of bowel cancer to look out for. Could you be at risk of a deadly tumour?
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