My prostate and me

A couple of weeks ago it was widely reported that prostate cancer had become the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the UK.  Partly driven by campaigns encouraging men to get tested by celebrities Stephen Fry, Rod Stewart and Bill Turnbull it had overtaken breast cancer. Last night I learned at first-hand how it can affectContinue reading “My prostate and me”

Cold Feet, cancer and GPs over-prescribing

About five years ago, quite by chance, I was diagnosed with an exotic sounding, and for me symptomless, inherited condition called haemochromatosis. It’s the name for when iron levels in the body slowly build up over many years.  If left untreated, I learned to my consternation, it can damage your liver, kidney, joints, pancreas and heart.Continue reading “Cold Feet, cancer and GPs over-prescribing”

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