News tagged Cancer

Ken’s march with Jeff Stelling to beat prostate cancer

Posted on in Events, Hospitals, National campaigns, Research, Staff, Support groups, The Friarage, The trust

A determined grandad who is battling prostate cancer has spoken of his joy at joining Jeff Stelling on his March for Men walk – and vowed to get involved with the event again next year. Roofer Ken Bashford, 60, of New Marske, walked with Jeff Stelling and other Prostate Cancer UK fundraisers from Middlesbrough FC’s Riverside Stadium to the Transporter Bridge, as part of Sky Soccer Saturday anchor’s effort to complete 15 marathons in 15 days, taking in 40 football stadiums across the country, from Exeter City FC to Newcastle United.

Jeff and me in Stampede to beat Prostate Cancer

Posted on in Hospitals, National campaigns, Research, Support groups

When self-employed roofer and proud grandad Ken Bashford received an email from Prostate Cancer UK inviting him to take part in local celebrity Jeff Stelling’s latest marathon effort to fight the disease, he was “over the moon”. It was a much-welcomed high point in what has been a rollercoaster ride for the 60-year-old, from Marske, since being diagnosed with prostate cancer himself following a simple blood test in May 2015.

Pioneering op reopens foodpipe

Posted on in Services

Mal, 51, of Hartlepool had to be fed through a tube in his stomach but thanks to a pioneering procedure developed at The James Cook University Hospital called a Rendezvous Dilatation, he is now able to eat and drink almost normally again.

New clinical trial offers treatment hope for advanced pancreatic cancer patients

Posted on in Research, The trust

Pancreatic Cancer UK is encouraging people with advanced pancreatic cancer in Middlesbrough to find out more about a pioneering clinical trial at The James Cook University Hospital, which is offering a new combination of treatments which could ultimately allow patients to live for longer. The new HALO 301 trial could offer patients with pancreatic cancer that has spread outside the pancreas, a potential new treatment option for a disease which currently has very few treatments.

MRI scans to be used as first line to diagnose prostate cancer

Posted on in Services, The trust

MRI scans are to be used as the first investigation for the diagnosis of prostate cancer from Monday 23 January 2017 at The James Cook University Hospital. This means any man referred to the Middlesbrough hospital with high PSA levels, which suggest prostate cancer might be present, will have an MRI scan, followed by a biopsy whereas previously they would have the biopsy first.

Future of surgery discussed at Science Café

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Consultant surgeon Madan Jha gave a Stockton audience a glimpse of the leading edge surgical techniques happening right now in Middlesbrough. Madan, who was appointed to the trust to establish a laparoscopic or key hole bowel surgery service, was invited to give a talk to Café Scientifique Stockton on Tees which meets monthly at Stockton’s Arc art centre.