Brinkmann Gynaecology

News digest: dismissing symptoms, Smear for Smear and more

  • Cancer Research UK researchers found that people who dismiss symptoms as trivial, or worry about wasting the doctor’s time, may decide against going to their GP with red-flag cancer warning symptoms. The Telegraph and the Mail Online were among the many media outlets to cover the study.
  • The challenge of getting new cancer drugs to patients faster featured in discussions at the World Economic Forum in Davos – the Financial Times explores.
  • Cases of cervical cancer are on the increase, according to figures from the charity Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust released for cervical cancer awareness week.
  • Smear for Smear! Cara Delevingne, Georgia May Jagger, Rita Ora and Chloe Sims lead the way as celebrities join the new selfie campaign for cervical cancer awareness.  The Daily Mail covered this as does The Express and Company.