Breast Cancer – Employment Law and Disability

Scales of Justice - Law

Cancer is a disability? Eh?  The disability discrimination act (usually shortened to the DDA)  prevents employers from discriminating against people with disabilities in the workforce.  In 2005 the act was extended so that people with cancer were also covered.  This means people with cancer (of any type) have legal protection from discrimination in [...]


Breast Cancer Research at Aberdeen University

Dr Fiona Gilbert, a Professor at Aberdeen University, who works at Foresterhill, has published a study in the New England Journal of Medicine.  In this study, the scientists compared the results of two experts studying a mammogram versus one expert studying a mammogram and a computer program.

This was a very large study, 31,000 [...]


What good has all this cancer research done?

People have been researching cancer for a hundred years and we still can’t cure it.  What good has all this “research” done?  A fair point, what do we know?  Well, we know it’s complicated.  A cell contains 30,000 genes and if you get a mutation (mistake) in a few of those genes (by accident [...]


Watch breast cancer cells die on YouTube

My last post was about MP3′s that you can listen to, to learn more about cancer.  So I thought I would stick with that theme and write about a video of cancer cells. Back in June I wrote about some video animations of cancer cells.  This post is about a video of real, live [...]


Podcasts – Listen to cancer information on your computer.


First things first, what is a podcast and what’s in it for me?  Good question!  Sometimes just keeping up with all the latests gadgets and gizmos is enough to make your head spin.

Well, a podcast is a bit like a radio show, except you can listen to it at any time. You [...]


Websites and Groups in the North East of Scotland

I thought it was about time that I wrote a post giving links to some of the local groups in and around Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire and Moray.  It’s easy enough to find the main cancer charities, but it can be a bit of a chore to fnd the smaller ones.

The one most people [...]


I want a leaflet about cancer

The cancer support charities, Macmillan (the one with the greenish logo) and Cancer Backup (the one with the reddish logo) have merged.  I didn’t realise this until I went to look for some information today.  Cancer Backup has always been my first stop for cancer infromation, as their website and booklets contains lots of [...]


What is a normal blood count?

Please Note – This website provides information about cancer, most people have blood tests at some point in their lifes and most people do not have cancer. Blood tests are non-specific, that means they can be used to check for a whole range of different illnesses, not [...]