Breast Cancer and Exposure to Chemicals at Work

There have been several news reports about how exposure to certain chemicals at work, before you are 36, increases your chances of getting breast cancer when you are older.  There is a video summary of this research at Insider Medicine, called “Work exposure to certain chemicals increases breast cancer risk“  You can also read [...]


Cancer Research Grant for Aberdeen

The local cancer research charity CRANES – Cancer Research Aberdeen and North East Scotland, have been able to give a grant of £23,000 to Aberdeen University.  This is going to be used to research the links between obesity and cancer. To start the study they will be looking at people who have been treated [...]


Studying lots of proteins at once

I read an interesting paper in Nature Methods this week called “Systems analysis of EGF receptor signalling dynamics with microwestern arrays“.  EGF stand for Epidermal Growth Factor, the EGF receptor is a small protein that “knows” when EGF is present.  Growth Factors generally make cells grow and so if your growth factors are faulty [...]


Huntly – Pink Pamper Evening – Friday 9th October 2015

October is “Breast Cancer Awareness Month”, which was started in the 1980′s by the drug company Astra Zeneca, the company that makes Tamoxifen.  Breast Cancer Awareness month is used to raise money for breast cancer charities and increase awareness of the disease.

In Huntly, on Friday October the 9th at 7pm, you can come [...]


Cancer screening do you go for your smear test or mammogram?

There have been two articles out this week that discuss why people do (and don’t) go for cancer screening.  Both studies looked at women’s breast cancer and cervical cancer.

In Scotland women are offered a cervical smear test every three years from the age of 20 to 60. In England the tests start at [...]


What are my chances of getting cancer? For women in Scotland.

Will I get cancer?  The short answer, no one knows for sure. The statistics show that over a life time 1 in 3 people will develop cancer.

“Statistics are for populations, not individuals, in the sense that while they are a guide as to what might happen to us in general, they cannot predict [...]


How many women in Grampian get cancer?


How common is cancer?  We know that 1 in 3 people will develop cancer at some point in their life’s, what are the numbers for Grampian? How do they compare with the rest of Scotland?

The NHS Information Services Division collect this information and analyse the statistics. They produce a report that is updated [...]