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The Microbiome Affects Cancer, but Do Treatments Affect the Microbiome?

My previous post addressed some current findings on the intersection of the fields of microbiology and cancer.  With our rapidly increasing understanding of the heavy influences of the microbiome on our overall health and susceptibility to nearly every condition, it is no wonder that so many researchers are honing in on these issues and more and more connections are being made with these mysterious microbes and our immunity. 232 more words


18/02/18 - Bertie's Corpse & a Bad Haircut - 6 months 29 days

NHS Staff 20, cum 320

Bertie’s corpse is about the size of half a tennis ball and the Radiotherapy will hopefully kill off any persistent abnormal cells that evaded chemotherapy, though of course the medical team and me hope that there were none to begin with. 562 more words

Sunshine, blue skies and 3 more months

Sunshine and blue skies gets the best of us out of funky moods. I hope you all have a lovely weekend! Roll on the spring and summer! ✌🏻


Man up yourself!

From my male perspective women with cancer get loads of extra help and support when trying to adapt to the changes to their bodies and body image caused by cancer and its treatments. 588 more words


Radiography Education Enrollment Shows Marginal Rise in 2017

Source : https://www.itnonline.com/

Directors of radiography educational programs report the number of enrolled students increased slightly in 2017, while nuclear medicine technology and radiation therapy programs saw modest enrollment declines, according to a survey prepared by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists. 238 more words


A comparison between conventional radiotherapy and proton beam therapy

Conventional Radiotherapy

Conventional radiation therapy utilizes high energy waves in order to kill cancer cells and prevent their division. The high energy waves used, are photons in the form of x-rays, that work through altering the DNA of our cells. 1,087 more words

Biomedical Engineering

08/02/18 - Radiotherapy starts - 6 months 19 days

NHS staff  15, cum 300

It seems like an age since I last posted, no news is good news.  Notice the cumulative NHS staff is now 300 – phenomenal. 1,112 more words