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   Cervical cancer awareness week: 25 to 30 January 2016

For more up to date information on cervical cancer awareness week 2016, click here ( Continue reading

   Cancer is rarely just bad luck

Cancer is rarely just bad luck The overwhelming majority of common cancers are caused by the way people live and not by random malfunctions of the body, new research suggests. Cancers arise w.. Continue reading

   Cervical cancer awareness week: 25 to 30 January 2015

It's cervical cancer awareness week, so here is some information from the experts to simply everything you need to know, from risk factors to prevention. Click here (http://www.huffingtonpost... Continue reading

   The bizarre story of Eva Peron's cancer treatment and what we've learned

Eva Peron was a tragic young victim of cervical cancer, dying despite surgery, radiation and chemotherapy at age 33. Her illness and treatment were initally shrouded in silence but recent research.. Continue reading

   News digest: HRT & ovarian cancer, freezing ovaries and more

This has been a busy week of news in women's health. Here is a curated look at what is new: A UK study found that hormone replacement therapy might be safe for women who’ve already.. Continue reading

   Reduce your risk of gynaecological cancers

Have the HPV vaccine, which protects again the virus that can cause cervical, vaginal and vulval cancers. It does not protect again all types of HPV (human papilloma virus) so it is still importan.. Continue reading

   Scientists pinpoint genes that bring on menopause

British scientists have identified more than 40 regions of the human genome that are involved in governing the age at which a woman goes in to menopause. The study found that two thirds of the.. Continue reading

   Why women choose Brinkmann Gynaecology

For over a decade, people from all walks of life have found answers at Brinkmann Gynaecology. Here are some reasons women have chosen us for their medical care: Experience and reach .. Continue reading

   Gynaecological cancers: fast facts

The five gynaecological cancers start in the female reproductive system - ovary, cervix, womb, vulva and vagina. - Most are found in women over 50, apart from cervical cancer which is most .. Continue reading

   Your body is telling you something, but how do you know if it's cancer?

Cervical cancer screening, or the “smear test”, aims to pick up and treat abnormal cells in the cervix before they become cancer. But for most gynaecological cancers there isn’t .. Continue reading

   A patient says thanks but gratitude works both ways

As a doctor I know it is an undeniable privilege to make a real difference to someone’s quality of life. I am also very aware that providing good patient care is often about sweating the sm.. Continue reading

   New NICE GP guidelines have huge ambition and potential

Dr Richard Roope, a practising GP and clinical lead for cancer at Cancer Research UK and the Royal College of General Practice, shares his thoughts on the new National Institute of Health and Care.. Continue reading

   News digest: obesity, ovarian drug disappointment & more

Women who take cholesterol-lowering statin drugs seem to have a lower risk of dying from cancer, according to results from another large study. But it didn’t prove that the drugs were truly behi.. Continue reading

   Angelina Jolie has ovaries removed after cancer scare

Actress Angelina Jolie has had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed as a preventative measure against cancer. Writing in the New York Times ( Continue reading

   March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Facts facts about ovarian cancer 12 women in the UK die of ovarian cancer every day A UK woman has a 2% chance of being diagnosed with ovarian cancer in her lifetime 5 year survival rate is.. Continue reading

   March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month

125 women a week in the UK are diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Lack of awareness Symptom awareness is worryingly low and misdiagnosis is common. A typical family doctor will .. Continue reading

   Why are cancer rates increasing?

Cancer Research UK (’s new figures today ( Continue reading

   "It seemed like I never had surgery": Cancer Campaign Ambassador

It is always wonderful to hear about positive outcomes. Read Rosa's story here ( Continue reading

   At Home: Ask the Doctor with Christian Jessen

We are proud to be featured in the latest At Home magazine "Ask the Doctor" with medical TV personality Dr Christian Jessen. More and more evidence is being released about the importance of .. Continue reading

   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 symp.. Continue reading

   News digest: diets & obesity, the immune system and more...

In another big week for research on the immune system and cancer, the journal Nature published five separate papers on the subject. This caught the eye of the BBC ( Continue reading

   "The UK woke up late to the problem of cancer": Prof Sir Mike Richards

"The UK woke up late to the problem of cancer" said England’s Chief Inspector of Hospitals, and former National Cancer Director, Professor Sir Mike Richard ( Continue reading

   Cancer strategy taskforce, diagnosis delays, outcomes & survivorship

NHS England announced a new Cancer Strategy Taskforce, independently chaired by our chief executive Harpal Kumar. The group will plot how the country can best tackle the challenges that cancer will br.. Continue reading

   News digest: surgery in older people, BRCA genes & more

New data we published shows that older people are less likely to have cancer surgery compared to younger people. The Telegraph ( Continue reading

   News digest: the impact of lifestyle choices on cancer

More than half a million cases of cancer could have been prevented in the last five years if people had healthier lifestyles. Our new statistics received ( Continue reading

   Cancer patients failed by latest breach of ‘62 day wait’ target

Experts say that cancer patients are being failed as new figures show waiting time targets for treatment have been missed for the third consecutive quarter. The figures show that between J.. Continue reading

   What next for the Cancer Drug Fund?

Written by Zoe Molyneux: senior policy advisor at Cancer Research UK ( in her blog. All credit for this art.. Continue reading

   Collaboration with TV favourite Dr Jessen in "Ask the Doctor"

We teamed up with TV favourite Dr Christian Jessen in his latest issue of Ask The Doctor ( to cover the health issues that aff.. Continue reading

   New test 'helps identify new ovarian cancer treatment'

A new test can help doctors identify ovarian cancer more accurately and cut down on instances or unnecessary surgery, claim scientists. It is designed to help diagnose different types and stag.. Continue reading

   Targeted treatment could halt womb cancer growth

A drug which targets a key gene fault could halt an aggressive womb cancer ( and shrink tumours, according to research* publish.. Continue reading

   Young women delaying getting checked for cervical cancer

Young women with symptoms of cervical cancer often delay getting checked for several months, risking the disease spreading by the time it is treated, research shows. Women under 25 can ignore .. Continue reading

   Almost half of cancer patients are diagnosed too late

Almost half of people who get cancer ( are diagnosed late, which makes treatment less likely to succeed and reduces their chances of survival, Cancer Rese.. Continue reading

   Improving cancer survival rates: early diagnosis is key

Newly published data on cancer patients in England show improved survival rates for all major types of the disease. The study was conducted by Public Health England into 152,821 patien.. Continue reading

   Life changing robotic surgery at Queen Alexandra Hospital

Robotic surgery is an upgraded form of minimally invasive (keyhole) surgery and is associated with major patient benefits. Robotic surgery for gynaecology Mr Brinkmann is the clinical lea.. Continue reading

   NHS cancer services are "close to collapse"

Cancer services in the NHS need urgent investment to prevent them from collapse under the weight of growing demand and budget cuts, a leading charity has warned. A report commissioned by Cancer.. Continue reading

   Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month

This month is Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month. There is a dangerous lack of knowledge amongst UK women about the signs and symptoms of gynaecological cancers, and their reluctance to tal.. Continue reading

   As featured in ASK THE DOCTOR:

As featured in ASK THE DOCTOR: At Home with Christian Jessen (July 2014).. Continue reading

   "Ask the Doctor" magazine: Breaking the taboo of intimate issues

Mr Brinkmann is pleased to collaborate with Dr Christian Jessen in the latest edition "Ask the Doctor" July 2014. Like the charismatic presenter of BAFTA awarding winning programmes such as "E.. Continue reading

   Cervical screening awareness week with Jo's Trust

Cervical screening is very important as it can stop cervical cancer from developing in the first place. Cervical cancer ( is one.. Continue reading

   Ages and stages of women's health

We can improve our total wellbeing with a balanced diet, regular exercise and avoiding smoking. But different concerns arise at different times and it pays to be aware of symptoms and when to seek hel.. Continue reading

   Gynaecology cancer - fast facts

The five gynaecological cancers start in the female reproductive system – ovarian, cervical, womb, vulva and vagina. Most are found in women over 50, apart from cervical cancer which is.. Continue reading

   Surgery choices

When surgery has been recommended there are essentially three options available to you: Open surgery Laparoscopy Robotic surgery Open surgery The majority of gynaecological operations on.. Continue reading

   Why women choose Brinkmann Gynaecology

For over a decade, people from all walks of life have found answers at Brinkmann Gynaecology. Here are some reasons women have chosen us for their medical care: Experience and reach We hav.. Continue reading

   Robotic surgery for gynaecology at Queen Alexandra Hospital

Robotic surgery is an upgraded form of minimally invasive (keyhole) surgery and is associated with major patient benefits. Robotic surgery for gynaecology Mr Brinkmann is the clinical lea.. Continue reading

   We are passed the "tipping point" in the war on cancer

Half of patients diagnosed with cancer today will effectively be “cured” according to the authors of new research, which shows survival rates in England and Wales have doubled since th.. Continue reading

   World Ovarian Cancer Day - 8th May 2014

Ovarian cancer affects nearly a quarter of a million women around the world each year. In the UK, 7,000 women are diagnosed annually and 4,300 lose their lives to this disease each year. UK has.. Continue reading

   Cervical cancer prevention week

A free test that can quickly and easily detect if a woman is susceptible to developing cervical cancer. Sound too good to be true? A routine smear test can do just that, yet hundreds of women.. Continue reading

   Britain lags behind Europe on cancer survival rates

The Daily Telegraph front page article today states that, for overall cancer mortality Britain rates eighth from the bottom in a league table of 35 countries – on a par with Poland, Estonia .. Continue reading

   A first for Portsmouth: robotic surgery

In May 2013, world-class surgeons used a state-of-the-art robot to perform the first operation in Portsmouth using the most sophisticated robotic surgical technology available at this time. .. Continue reading

   Robotic Approach Broadens Options for Gynaecological Surgery

When medication and non-invasive procedures are unable to relieve symptoms, surgery remains the accepted and most effective treatment for a range of gynaecological conditions. Traditional open su.. Continue reading

   Angelina Jolie, inherited cancer and the BRCA1 gene

Much has been made of the news of US actress Angelina Jolie’s decision to have a voluntary double mastectomy to reduce her chances of breast cancer. She made this difficult decisio.. Continue reading

   Endometriosis Awareness Week

4th March is Endometriosis awareness week so we want to share some information about an illness that affects 1½ million women in Britain. Mistakenly stigmatised as merely "painful peri.. Continue reading

   Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month 2013

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month so we want to share some information about a disease that 125 women are diagnosed with each week in the UK. .. Continue reading

   Preventative action against cervical cancer

Cervical cancer is not a common cancer but because the majority occur in young women, the impact on families can be devastating. The good news is that cervical cancer is largely preventable by.. Continue reading

   Preventing gynaecological cancer

Gynaecological cancers are the fourth most common type of cancer in women affecting 18,000 women each year in the UK. While there is no guaranteed way to prevent these types of cancers, there are.. Continue reading

   September is Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month

In the UK 18,000 women are diagnosed with a gynaecological cancer every year and of these 7,700 women will die. That’s over 50 women receiving devastating news every day and 21 families torn apa.. Continue reading

   MPs want change to smear test age limit for young women

Over the past week the government has been facing claims that it is risking the lives of women under 25 in England by not giving them cervical smear tests. Women in Scotland and Wales are currently in.. Continue reading

   Cancer Prevention Week

Prevention Week promotes the message that up to one third of cancers are preventable through healthy life- style choices, including healthy eating, physical activity and maintaining a healthy weight, .. Continue reading

   Ovarian Cancer Awareness

Ovarian cancer is the fourth most common cause of death from cancer in women in the UK. 6,800 new cases are diagnosed each year but the average GP may only see one case of ovarian cancer every 5 years.. Continue reading

   Endometriosis Awareness

Endometriosis Awareness Week aims to increase knowledge of this common disease by educating teenagers and young women in particular about periods and “what is normal” in a menstrual cy.. Continue reading