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What is Whole Body MRI Scanning

7 Jun 2021
Dr Amish Lakhani is a Consultant Oncological and Genitourinary Radiologist at Paul Strickland Scanner Centre, Mount Vernon Hospital and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, and co-lead Whole Body MRI reporter for Measure Health.

Inhaling smoke is bad for you… yes...

17 Apr 2021
We all know that smoking increases the risk of cancer, but it seems there is a blind spot with other ways of inhaling smoke like shisha. Remember its not just the tobacco that is the problem, wherever there is smoke, there are other harmful chemicals

Men- examine yourselves!

14 Mar 2021
MEN - examine yourselves! We talk a lot about the importance about self- examination of breasts in women and yet, much less is spoken about the importance of self-examination of the testicles in men. Why is that?

Men- examine yourselves!

14 Mar 2021
MEN - examine yourselves! We talk a lot about the importance about self- examination of breasts in women and yet, much less is spoken about the importance of self-examination of the testicles in men. Why is that?

Red Meat and Cancer Risk

9 Mar 2021
In 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) concluded that processed meat is in Group 1 (“carcinogenic [cancer-causing] to humans”) and that red meat is in Group 2A (“probably carcinogenic to...

Is my headache serious?

1 Mar 2021
We have all suffered with headaches at some point and this is a common presentation that I see. One of the commonest fears is ‘could this be brain cancer?’.

What does a cancer risk-reducing diet...

26 Feb 2021
A diet rich in whole grains, vegetables, fruits and pulses (beans and lentils) has been shown to lower your cancer risk by supplying the body with vitamins, minerals and fibre that it needs to protect cells from damage.

Breast cancer symptoms

22 Feb 2021
Four weeks ago I saw a 36 year old lady who presented to me with a change in the shape of her nipple.

What cancer screening is available on...

20 Feb 2021
Screening is a way of looking for concerning abnormalities in healthy people to catch conditions early. The NHS offers 3 cancer screening services which is essential for everyone eligible to do, to detect the early stages of cancer.

Is my tummy pain serious?

18 Feb 2021
As a GP, I see on-going tummy pain as a common concern; it is not unusual but can be caused by a number of different conditions.

Happy new year - Cancer reducing...

3 Jan 2021
Happy new year! Here is my second installment on reducing cancer risk, I hope you find it useful.

Symptoms you should go straight to...

8 Nov 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a number of people avoiding visiting their doctor but one of the unfortunate consequences is that people are presenting much later. There are some symptoms, which should NOT be ignored.