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Bowel cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in the UK. Treatment can be faster, safer and more precise if you’re diagnosed early. read more about Your questions about bowel cancer, answered
Bowel cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in the UK. Most people that are diagnosed are aged 60 or over, but younger people can still develop the disease. read more about Saving lives: detecting bowel cancer early with FIT testing
Endometriosis is often described as a silent disease. But for the 10% of British women of reproductive age who suffer with it, this chronic condition is far from silent. We spoke to Holly Patel, a patient who underwent extensive surgery at King Edward VII’s Hospital to help combat her debilitating symptoms and get her life back. read more about Patient stories: living with endometriosis
According to the charity Endometriosis UK, 1 in 10 women of reproductive age in the UK suffer from endometriosis. Endometriosis is a chronic condition that affects the cells of the lining of the womb. read more about Endometriosis and exercise: a personal story of triumph over pain
Haemorrhoids (also known as piles) are a very common health problem, which affect 80% of people at some point in their lives and several 100,000 people in the UK at any one time. They may be uncomfortable to deal with, but in most cases, they are easy to treat. read more about 5 common causes of haemorrhoids and treatment options
Snoring is a very common symptom that affects over 40% of adults. It is twice as common in men and the likelihood of snoring increases with age. Reassuringly, in most cases it is not harmful to your health, although it may affect you or your partner’s quality of life. read more about Snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA): what’s the difference, and how can you treat OSA?
Almost half of adults in the UK say they have had problems with sleep during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. Even children have been affected, with a recent survey showing that 70% of under-16s are going to bed later and 57% waking later. read more about What to do if you can’t sleep: 5 causes and solutions
It’s not a topic we like to talk about, but rectal bleeding is a common experience. In most cases, there’s a benign cause: usually haemorrhoids or piles, which are easily treated. But in some instances, rectal bleeding can be a sign of something more serious. read more about Rectal bleeding: causes and treatment options
What are the risks of missing a ‘smear’ test (or cervical screening), why are they being missed and what can be done to improve uptake rates? read more about Smear test rates plunge: why, and what can be done about it?
Blepharospasm is a condition where your eyelid involuntarily twitches or blinks. It isn’t a common condition, but it can really impact on the quality of life of those who experience it. read more about Blepharospasm: what is it and how can it be treated?