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New imaging method could speed up breast cancer diagnosis

New imaging method could speed up breast cancer diagnosis

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Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have created a new technology to track tumor development within human breast tissue, a study says. The new system has the potential to speed up a normally lengthy process. A traditional cancer diagnosis takes a few days and requires tissue to be removed, dyed with chemicals and examined by a pathologist. This research, published Wednesday in Science Advances, detailed how the portable optical imaging system simultaneously captured images from surgically-removed breast tissue with light pulses in four modalities. The researchers tested their new tool during breast cancer surgeries at Carle Foundation Hospital. They took cancer breast tissue removed from patients and located particular molecular features linked t...
BBC's Bill Turnbull breaks down incurable cancer diagnosis in heartbreaking TV return

BBC's Bill Turnbull breaks down incurable cancer diagnosis in heartbreaking TV return

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The BBC Breakfast presenter, who left the show in 2016 after a 15-year stint, was diagnosed with incurable prostate cancer in November 2017.Bill Turnbull, 62, went public with the news in March this year, and has since kept the public updated on his progress.Last night, the celebrated journalist appeared on Channel 4's Stand Up to Cancer, where he discussed his ill health in a pre-recorded segment.Talking to the camera, Bill revisited his diagnosis, revealing the devastating effect it had on himself and his family. Related Articles The TV presenter — who has three children with his wife — said: "I have been married for almost 30 years, and that I consider to be the best thing I have ever done."After visiting the doctor due to experiencing pains in h...
'My memory is foggy': Selma Blair reveals MS diagnosis

'My memory is foggy': Selma Blair reveals MS diagnosis

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Selma Blair has revealed she has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. The 46-year-old actress, who has starred in films such as Cruel Intentions and Legally Blonde, said she had suffered symptoms of the condition "for years" but was diagnosed two months ago.Sharing an emotional post on Instagram, Blair said she was "OK", but admitted it had been "overwhelming in the beginning".She said: "I am disabled. I fall sometimes. I drop things. My memory is foggy. And my left side is asking for directions from a broken GPS."She added, however, that thanks to the support of the cast and crew of the upcoming Netflix show Another Life, she has been able to continue filming."We are doing it. I laugh and I don't know exactly what I will do precisely but I will do my best," she said.She...
Danniella Westbrook confirms heartbreaking cancer diagnosis

Danniella Westbrook confirms heartbreaking cancer diagnosis

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Doctors failed to spot Danniella's illness, believing she was pregnant, after finding a clot the size of a tangerine in her womb.The EastEnders actress – who now lives in Spain – later collapsed in agony while back the UK and best mate Kerry Katona rushed her to the hospital.It was there she received the devastating news.Danniella Westbrook, 44 – a former drug addict – was so upset by her diagnosis she turned to cocaine to cope. Related Articles "I've always said I am not scared of dying," she told the Sunday Mirror."But when the doctor said, 'You have cancer', straight away my thoughts turned to Jade and that I don’t want to die. I know I need to fight."The mother-of-two will have a hysterectomy in three weeks and she's waiting to...
Genetic changes in blood may predict leukemia diagnosis

Genetic changes in blood may predict leukemia diagnosis

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July 9 (UPI) -- Studying genetic changes in blood, researchers have found a way to identify people at high risk of developing acute myeloid leukemia several years before diagnosis. In the study, published Monday in the journal Nature, researchers from around the world found changes in DNA can reveal the roots of AML in healthy people an average of 6.3 years before symptoms. The researchers hope that methods of reducing the likelihood of developing the cancer will arise with earlier detection and monitoring of those at risk of AML. "Acute myeloid leukemia often appears very suddenly in patients, so we were surprised to discover that its origins are generally detectable more than five years before the disease develops," first author Dr Grace Collord, of the Wellcome Sanger Institute and Un...