Chris Hiley's blog

Has 'risk' ever been part of popular discourse on breast cancer screening?

I’m pretty interested in screening in general and cancer screening in particular.

Capacity for housework: a hitherto unknown (to me) benefit of breast screening

Benefit? Sounds more like a risk…..

In July 1985 a working group under Sir Patrick Forrest was invited by Ken Clarke (yes him, the same Ken Clarke as our current Ken Clarke) to look at the evidence on breast screening and decide what to do about it. It made its report - Breast Cancer Screening - in November 1986. The Government accepted it in full for implementation in early 1987.

Hence our current breast screening programme.

Another in the series 'Cancer charities and their woeful polling.'

This should be subtitled 'a case study in how to generate health news in a lazy media, whilst not actually putting a great deal of effort in yourself, either.' 

Cancer Research UK have been at it again, with another piffling survey of the UK public and their seemingly impenetrable ‘ignorance’. Do stop!

Insurance, women, cancer and risk. Barclays sells us their solution!

Today’s the day I rush up to Barclays and jab my mighty right forefinger in their corporate rib cage and bellow “Oi! Barclays! No! What are you thinking?”

Apart from ‘ooo….. money’ and ‘cooo….. profit’ that is?

Where is the 'User Advocacy' on the Breast Screening Review panel?

Here’s a brief thing. Brief? Ha! We’ll see. I’m back to thinking about the current Breast Screening Review. I wondered when it would be completed, so I went to the page about it on CR-UK’s website. It still said Spring/Summer 2012, as it always has. That’s fine. I sent them an email to ask if there was a more up-to-date estimate.

Then I noticed some info. has been updated. 

Other random thoughts on boosting cancer charity policy and campaigns to support older people with, or at risk of cancer.

This was originally attached to the previous post, but I've cut it adrift to form a new one. It seems at least semi coherent - which is good enough for me in my patch of blogosphere. There's no disguising it though - it's still a stream of unsought and, I imagine, unappreciated advice to cancer charities.

iFAQ’s [inFrequently Asked Questions] for cancer charities about their services for elderly people.

Let’s start with the overarching far too inFrequently Asked Question. How should the cancer charity sector develop its role in support, information and campaigning, on behalf of elderly men and women, in a disease of ageing, to both augment and challenge the current cancer policy agenda?

The Lone Grumpwoman writes more on cancer charities and inequality in old age

I know this is a bit old hat now, but bear with me. It gives a frame of reference. Chapter Six of the Cancer Reform Strategy (CRS) highlighted specific equality target groups who experience inequality and established the National Cancer Equality Initiative (NCEI) which still exists, to investigate and reduce inequalities in implementing the CRS.

Poking cancer charities in the ribs on elderly men and women and inequality

How’s it going with old people and cancer then? Not terribly well, I respectfully suggest. Despite the magnitude of demographic upheaval, substantial engagement by single tumour cancer charities with the issues around cancer in old age isn’t obvious.

I’d like this to change please. Thank you.