Bupa newsroom (Cancer)

2019
15
March
2019
For Alison Latham, who works as part of Bupa Global’s Customer Services team, a routine health check proved to be life-saving. When her bi-annual check-up, provided by Bupa, picked up a lump in her breast, her world was turned upside down. Here, she ...
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22
February
2019
The first time Anna, 62, investigated her symptoms she looked online and the results suggested breast cancer. Anna knew she needed to talk to a health professional fast, but struggled to book a GP appointment at her local practice. Rather than wait t...
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01
February
2019
Ahead of World Cancer Day on Monday (4 February) we caught up with Bupa UK’s Julia Ross to find out more about Cancer Direct Access, what’s next for Bupa’s Cancer Promise, and which new cancer drugs and treatments she is keeping a close eye on. ...
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31
January
2019
Millions of women are putting their health at risk by failing to check their breasts and delaying seeking help for symptoms which could indicate breast cancer. ...
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21
January
2019
Millions of women are avoiding seeing the doctor because they are embarrassed by their lack of knowledge about female health, including cervical screening and cervical cancer.   ...
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11
January
2019
A new Bupa UK survey reveals that the embarrassment over certain cancer symptoms such as changes in bladder or bowel habits makes Brits delay cancer tests up to 10 weeks.  ...
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09
January
2019
Embarrassment is causing millions of Brits to delay getting symptoms checked, according to new research from Bupa1. ...
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02
January
2019
As 2018 comes to a close, I’ve been reflecting on the year’s medical highlights and thinking about what 2019 will bring. Many predictions have already been made about what the top medical advances for 2019 will be. Here are my thoughts on the predict...
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2018
27
December
2018
Half of employees in the UK (49%) say they speak to colleagues about health concerns before sharing it with a partner or loved one, according to new research. ...
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18
December
2018
Tis the season to be jolly, but Brits are taking this adage a step too far, putting off addressing potentially serious health issues throughout Christmas. ...
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14
December
2018
Bake sales, waxing, burpees and paddle-boarding were just some of the activities that took place at Bupa offices across the UK to raise awareness and funds for better men’s health. ...
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13
December
2018
With one in two people in the UK expected to be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, improving cancer survival rates remains high on the Government agenda. UK survival rates have improved since 2000, with five-year survival rate increasing from 4...
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12
December
2018
Being diagnosed with cancer is a stark reality for millions of people; one in two people in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. However Bupa has revealed that some parents hold back on sharing the prognosis with children due to co...
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29
November
2018
James Harley, from Bupa’s Continuous Improvement Team, is one of dozens of men at Bupa growing a ‘Mo’ this month to raise awareness of men’s health issues including prostate and testicular cancer, and mental health. Here he shares his motivation for ...
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16
October
2018
Bupa UK and independent hospital provider, HCA Healthcare UK are partnering to launch Specialist Centres for breast cancer, which will give patients fast access to care. A first for a UK health insurer and hospital provider, this initiative will laun...
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16
October
2018
Two thirds (67%) of British women do not know what an endometrium is, despite endometrial cancer being the fourth most common women’s cancer in the UK.  ...
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04
October
2018
Six million women in the UK declare they don’t know how to check their breasts for cancer and a staggering 80% of women are unclear on what could increase their risk of breast cancer. ...
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24
August
2018
Two in five Brits have never checked for common cancers, new research by Bupa UK has revealed. The study found 45% say it is hard to remember the warning signs or physical changes they should look for. As a result, two in five (38%) people have ne...
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17
August
2018
Ninety-eight percent of people diagnosed early with bowel cancer will survive for at least one year, compared to 40 percent of people diagnosed at stage four, according to data from Cancer Research UK . However, nearly half of people have never consc...
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17
August
2018
Widespread confusion about cancer symptoms is leading to delayed diagnoses and irregular self-examinations, according to new research by Bupa UK. ...
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