Muscle invasive bladder cancer (MIBC) is an aggressive type of bladder cancer that spreads into the thick muscle of the internal bladder wall, which is called the detrusor muscle, and causes tumours to develop. The cancer cells present in this type of cancer can spread to other parts of the body, such as the bones or liver, so prompt treatment is key to getting MIBC under control. Here's an overview of the treatment options for this type of cancer: [Read More]
Hammer Toe In Rugby Players: What Causes It And How Can It Be Treated?
It's no secret that playing rugby can be pretty brutal on your body, and the feet of rugby players are particularly vulnerable to suffering injuries during an intense match. Many rugby players suffer from chronic foot conditions, such as bunions and Achilles tendonitis. Hammertoe is a particularly common and debilitating problem in rugby players, both amateur and professional, and any rugby player who suffers from this condition should visit a podiatrist as soon as possible for professional treatment and correction. [Read More]
Have you been asked to see a neurosurgeon?
Have you visited your GP and been referred to a neurosurgeon for treatment? Being unwell can be a scary time, especially if you are unsure what is wrong with you or how a neurosurgeon can help. Understanding the role of the neurosurgeon and what they do can help to reassure you at a potentially stressful time. Neurosurgeon or neurologist? One of the most common reasons for confusion over the role of the neurosurgeon is that people frequently confuse them with neurologists. [Read More]
3 Early Signs of Skin Cancer You Should Never Ignore
Skin cancer is a condition characterised by the uncontrolled growth and multiplication of skin cells. There are three types of skin cancer: BCC, which stands for basal cell carcinoma; SCC, which is squamous cell carcinoma; and melanoma. Skin cancer is thought to be caused mostly by exposure to the UV rays of the sun. Some other cancers are thought to be caused by other conditions, which makes it necessary to get tested early and start treatment when cancer is detected. [Read More]