Aug 22 2018People with blood cancer are less likely to understand their diagnosis than those with any other type of cancer, according to a new analysis by Bloodwise.The analysis, based on NHS England’s National Cancer Patient Experience Survey, found that just 59 per cent of blood cancer patients, including those with leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma, say they completely understood their doctor’s explanation of what was wrong with them.This is much lower than the 73 per cent average for cancer patients who say they fully understood their diagnosis. And one in 25 people (four per cent) diagnosed with blood cancer left not understanding their diagnosis at all. This is higher than for any other type of cancer.Related StoriesUsing machine learning algorithm to accurately diagnose breast cancerNew research links “broken heart syndrome” to cancerStudy: Nearly a quarter of low-risk thyroid cancer patients receive more treatment than necessaryOver 40,000 people are diagnosed with a blood cancer every year in the UK. Blood cancer is the fifth most common type of cancer and the third biggest cause of cancer death in the UK. Bloodwise says that if patients have a poor understanding of what is wrong with them, it can lead to a sense of isolation and have a negative impact on their treatment.Skin cancer patients were most likely to understand their diagnosis, with 80 per cent completely understanding the explanation they were given.Sarah Porch, Head of Information and Support Services at Bloodwise, said: Source:https://bloodwise.org.uk/ Being told that you have cancer can be one of the most devastating experiences of a person’s life, and it is vital that people understand what they are being told. If people do not understand their diagnosis, then they are not in a position to ask informed questions about their condition or to explain their disease to their loved ones.This is why it is deeply worrying that only six out of 10 people with blood cancer come away from their diagnosis fully understanding what is wrong with them.Blood cancer is a complicated disease that is less understood than some of the other common types of cancer. So it’s important to look at ways to improve how this information is explained to make it as understandable as possible, as well as making sure that everyone is also offered written information about their cancer.” The analysis was of data from the National Cancer Patient Experience Survey, which saw 69,000 people treated for cancer in England responding to the questionnaire in 2017. The 2017 Cancer Patient Experience Survey can be read here: http://www.ncpes.co.uk/
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event This ban seems to be an overreaction to well-intentioned acts by people who want the same things the Army presumably wants – to keep soldiers safe as they do the dangerous work of securing democracy in Iraq. It’s great if the military is able to provide better body armor for all its soldiers. But as yet, that hasn’t been demonstrated to be the case. Until then, the Pentagon owes it to the families who have proudly sent their sons, daughters, husbands, wives, brothers or sisters to Iraq to find some middle ground. IN the early stages of the Iraq war, the military was criticized for sending soldiers into battle with substandard equipment. The body armor was a particular cause for upset among some soldiers’ families. And military officials admitted that some of those troops in Iraq had protective gear of a lesser quality than others. In addition, a Pentagon study earlier this year found that many soldiers who died would have been saved by better protective gear. The families and friends of soldiers responded in a very American way – they raised money to buy body armor and ship it overseas to protect their loved ones. On Thursday, however, the Pentagon said that soldiers will no longer be able to wear privately purchased body armor. The reason: Military officials are concerned that some of the armor being sent by families isn’t up to military standards, though they have offered no evidence. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Now a few shows into their Not In This Lifetime tour, it’s safe to say that Guns N’ Roses are back. With Slash and Axl Rose somehow not hating each other, the tour has already made a few stops, and continues to pick up steam throughout the summer. Last night’s performance featured another classic GNR member as well, as drummer Steven Adler stopped in to pick up the sticks for two great Appetite For Destruction classics, “Out Ta Get Me” and “My Michelle.”While Adler opted out for the major Guns N’ Roses reunion due to health problems, his return to the stage seemingly signaled that the band is as comfortable playing together as ever. Though the drummer was kicked out of the band in 1990 due to his drug addiction, he sounded great while playing with them last night. Seeing four-fifths of the original Appetite For Destruction-era GNR lineup on stage (Izzy Stradlin remains the final holdout) must have been quite the treat, allowing fans to relive the anthemic rock music with passionate nostalgia.You can watch Adler in action on both songs, below.Check out the full setlist from the Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, OH. Edit this setlist | More Guns N’ Roses setlists