Treatment for pancreatic cancer has improved significantly in recent years, so which is now the most effective option? In this up-to-date guide, leading surgeon Mr Nicola de’ Liguori Carino explains the different options available today, from traditional techniques such as surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy, to brand-new therapies such as irreversible electrocorporation (IRE).
The purpose of a breast lumpectomy is to remove breast tissue to clear a patient of breast cancer. Another name for it is a wide local excision. It is best for smaller breast cancers. The cancer can be safely removed with a margin of normal breast tissue, without causing damage to the remainder of the breast. Mr Seni Myvaganam tells us more about breast reconstruction, following a lumpectomy.
The chest is packed with many vital structures and therefore it is not surprising that chest pain in a child or adolescent is very worrisome for parents. When should you consult a doctor? Leading paediatric cardiologist Dr Alessandro Giardini is here to explain.
Do you often find your tummy aches and you regularly suffer from diarrhoea? These could be the signs of inflammatory bowel disease. Top gastroenterologist Dr James Andrew Robinson explains just how common the condition is and how the symptoms compare to irritable bowel syndrome.
Why would your finger get stuck in a bent position? Trigger finger (and trigger thumb) is a real condition affecting the tendons in the hand, which can lead to a rapid decline in the ability to grip and perform basic tasks. Expert orthopaedic surgeon Mr James Nicholl is here to explain.
As a parent, it's difficult not to worry if you notice an inguinal hernia, which presents itself as a visible bulge in the groin or scrotum, of your little one. Expert paediatrician Mr Stefano Guiliani explains more about the signs of an IH and what you should do if you notice one.
The most common causes of a hoarse voice include an inflammation of the airways from infection, vocal cord nodules due to overuse, or acid reflux. However, a sizeable number of people have a hoarse voice due to various lesser-known conditions, as explained by leading ENT surgeon Mr Kalpesh Patel below.
Back pain is a common complaint that can affect people at any age and can occur in any part of the back. It usually goes away after a few weeks, or maybe months; however, for some individuals, back pain can be a long-term problem. Expert neurosurgeon Mr Nicholas Thomas explains.