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Cancer symptoms: Seven common warning signs of a growing tumour in the prostate

Your doctor can share the benefits and drawbacks of PSA testing, as the service is not part of a national screening programme in the UK.

If you’re over 50 years of age, and you speak to your doctor about PSA testing, they can arrange for you to have the test carried out for free.

After various tests, if you do have prostate cancer, treatment might involve surgery, radiotherapy, or chemotherapy.

If “low-risk prostate cancer” is identified, meaning it hasn’t spread beyond the prostate gland, you might not need treatment at all.

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Cardinal Cupich: 5 steps to contrast growing violence in Chicago – Vatican News

By Lisa Zengarini

Amidst growing street violence in the city, Cardinal Blase J. Cupich of Chicago has called on Catholics and “all people of good will” to resist the temptation to retreat to what they consider “a safe space”, but rather to engage in dialogue and listening.

Over 2000 people  shot in Chicago in 2021

The Chicago Police Department reported a record of 100 shootings during the Independence Day weekend holiday, with 14 dead, including 2 children, and 83 injured.  The shootings have raised more questions about security in the city. 2,019 people have been shot in Chicago as of July 4 2021, an increase of almost 13% over last year and a 58% increase in shootings compared with 2019.

A “spiritual crisis” 

Following the latest incidents, Cardinal Cupich has issued a Pastoral Letter reflecting on the issue and suggesting a possible way to invert this dangerous trend which threatens everybody. “Understandably, we want this horrifying situation resolved without delay”, he writes, recalling that Government leaders and community activists have offered many ideas, including “more effective policing, reforming the criminal justice system, stemming the flood of illegal guns, dismantling gangs, investment in historically disadvantaged neighborhoods, strengthening education and shoring up family life”. On his part, Cardinal Cupich points to the underlying “spiritual crisis” that this violent and unstable situation has provoked.

We are inextricably connected with each other

“When violence prompts grief, fear, and a loss of hope, as it always does, people feel alienated from one another. On one level, the fractures appear to be along the lines of race, ethnicity, economic class, and political affiliation. But it runs much deeper than that”, he notes. “We seem unable or unwilling to comprehend that we are inextricably connected with each other”. “Yet we truly are all brothers and sisters to each other”, the prelate points out citing Pope Francis’ Encyclical ‘Fratelli tutti’ and Martin Luther King’s words in 1964. “If we lose that sense of interconnectedness, we also lose our sense of compassion, empathy and responsibility for each other”.

Asking questions, listening, praying and staying connected 

As a way forward, Cardinal Cupich therefore suggests five steps. The first step is to “ask questions”, but being “prepared to authentically listen, even when what we are hearing proves painful”. The second step proposed is dialogue, that is seeking “honest exchanges with people of different backgrounds”, which helps mutual understanding and empathy. Cardinal Cupich also suggests praying, to ask for enlightenment and discerning God’s will.

“If you want peace, work for justice”

Finally, he recommends “staying connected”: “The great temptation during a time of crisis is to retreat to what we consider a safe space”, he says. “In fact, what we most need is to go out of our comfort zones and accompany one another, even when that calls for effort and even some risk”.

The letter concludes with the words of Psalm 91: God, my refuge,  and of Pope Paul VI: “If you want peace, work for justice.”

‘Growing up to be beautiful young woman’ Lady Louise Windsor wears Philip’s jacket at show

“Lovely family,” another wrote.

One commenter wrote: “Louise looks like a young Rosamund Pike!”

Rosamund Pike is a British actress who has played a Bond Girl and also Jane Bennett in the 2005 Pride and Prejudice adaptation.

Lady Louise will be competing in the events tomorrow.

Last year, age just 16, she came third in the event.

Sophie Countess of Wessex said of her daughter: “She is naturally so good at it, she really is. It’s something that she has taken to very well.”

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Cancer symptoms: Five sensations in your body that may be indicative of a growing tumour

However, this also means that fifty percent of gastric cancer cases are diagnosed in people under the age of 75. Would you recognise the bodily sensations that are indicating you need to visit your doctor? One of the “most common” sensations of gastric cancer is dysphagia, which is when you find it difficult or uncomfortable to swallow. For example, there can be a burning sensation each time you swallow, or it could feel painful.

Symptoms of indigestion (i.e. dyspepsia)

The NHS pointed out that the following symptoms appear after eating or drinking:

  • Heartburn – a painful burning feeling in the chest, often after eating
  • Feeling full and bloated
  • Feeling sick
  • Belching and farting
  • Bringing up food or bitter-tasting fluids into your mouth.

Most people will experience indigestion at some point; it usually goes away on its own, or antacids – medication from the pharmacy – can help.

The key is whether indigestion persists for 21 days or longer – if so, do book a doctor’s appointment.

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If you have a growing tumour in the stomach, you may feel really full after eating only a small amount of food.

“This is often an early symptom and can cause weight loss,” said Cancer Research UK.

Gastric cancer may also lead to a feeling of nausea, and some people may physically be sick.

This can occur when a growing tumour causes a blockage in the stomach, preventing food from passing through the digestive system.

A long-term H.pylori infection can lead to stomach inflammation and stomach ulcers.

The Mayo Clinic highlighted the warning signs of a H.pylori infection, which can be confirmed by undergoing blood, stool, and breath tests.

Signs of a H.pylori infection:

  • An ache or burning pain in your abdomen
  • Abdominal pain that’s worse when your stomach is empty
  • Nausea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Frequent burping
  • Bloating
  • Unintentional weight loss.

Cancer Research UK added that this type of infection can be treated with a course of antibiotics.

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Macron's fishing time bomb: Brexit exposes EU cracks as French fishermen growing angry

President of Generation Frexit, a campaign dedicated to removing France from the European Union in the same way as Brexit, Charles-Henris Gallois highlighted a key issue with France’s fishing industry. During an interview with Express.co.uk, he claimed French fishermen are being muscled out of their waters from other EU fishers and French President Emmanuel Macron must resolve the problem. He noted that prior to Brexit, other EU member states were utilising both Britain’s and French waters.

But since the UK’s departure from the bloc, fishermen from member states have settled in just fishing in French waters, much to the frustration of native fishermen, according to the campaigner.

Mr Gallois said: “I think that the French fishermen are angry because France has a big maritime zone and we would be basically unable to fish in our own zone.

“We are facing the same issue that you had in the UK.

“We have fishermen in other countries such as Belgium and Denmark and others that are a concern.

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“They are still coming to fish in French waters, they won’t go to the UK waters but they will go to French waters.

“It will be a total disaster for French waters, that is the main issue.

“If the French waters were only dedicated to French fishermen you wouldn’t have any issues.”

Mr Gallois insisted France would be better off if they had full control of their waters.

“I am sure that if we had independent waters in France we would be okay and we would be able to negotiate a clever deal with the UK.

“We could turn it into a win-win situation but that is never the case when the European Union is doing the negotiations.”

Mr Gallois has long remained an advocate of an independent France, separate from the European Union.

He has insisted that if French citizens grow more frustrated with fishing, Covid failures and EU reform, Mr Macron will have to deal with a Frexit movement similar to that of Brexit in the UK. 

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Cancer symptoms: Toilet troubles that are indicative of a growing tumour in the bladder

Most cases of bladder cancer appear to be caused by exposure to harmful substances, the NHS verified; in particular, tobacco smoke is the reason behind one in three cases of the disease. Around 10,200 people are diagnosed with bladder cancer each year in the UK, reported Cancer Research UK. The bladder acts like an inflatable balloon that stores up to 400ml of urine.

Made up of muscle tissue, this stretchy bag releases urine into the urethra for waste products to exit the body.

Understandably, a tumour growing in the stretchy and muscular bag, known as the bladder, may cause urinary issues.

When on the toilet, the charity warns both sexes – men and women – about seeing blood in their urine.

Around 80 percent of bladder cancer causes some blood in the urine, so it’s a key warning sign.

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Also take note if you feel a sense of urgency when you need to visit the loo, as this too can be a sign of cancer.

Pain or a burning sensation when passing urine could also be a telling sign.

Aside from toilet troubles, other indications of bladder cancer include:

  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Pain in your back, lower tummy or bones
  • Feeling tired and unwell

It is possible for these symptoms to be caused by other health conditions, such as a urine infection.

In some cases, you GP might request a urine sample so that it can be tested for traces of blood, bacteria, or abnormal cells.

The NHS added: “If your doctor suspects bladder cancer, you’ll be referred to a hospital for further tests.”

Risk factors for bladder cancer include:

  • Tobacco smoking
  • Working in manufacturing jobs, such as plastics
  • Diabetes
  • Repeated UTIs
  • Long-term bladder stones

If bladder cancer spreads through the lymphatic system then the cancer becomes more dangerous.

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Cancer symptoms: Expert uncovers five key signs of a growing thyroid tumour

Speaking exclusively to Express.co.uk is Mr Jean-Pierre Jeannon, a Consultant ENT (Ears, Throat and Nose) Surgeon at London Bridge Hospital (part of HCA UK) and Guy’s & St Thomas’s NHS Hospital. “Patients with thyroid cancer usually have normal thyroid function blood tests,” cautioned Dr Jeannon. Thus, people need to be aware of the physical manifestations of the tumour.

However, “if it persists for more than three weeks and grows worse over time”, he recommends visiting your GP to get it checked out. “It can be a sign of thyroid cancer,” he warned.

Unexplained hoarseness might also be a sign of a growing tumour, but it can also be a sign of a bacterial infection.

“If it is persistent and does not go away after three weeks, seek help from your GP,” instructed Dr Jeannon.

One more possible sign of thyroid cancer is “difficult or noisy breathing”.

Papillary Thyroid Cancer (PTC)

This is the most common type of thyroid cancer, Dr Jeannon explained, and has “the best prognosis”.

“Over 90 percent of patients with this type of cancer survive,” he revealed.

Follicular Thyroid Cancer (FTC)

This type of thyroid cancer is less common; it’s treated in the same way that PTC is addressed – by a “total thyroidectomy surgery followed by radio-iodine therapy for the more advanced cases”.

Medullary Thyroid Cancer (MTC)

MCT “is a rare form often associated with an inherited condition called multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN)”.

To treat MEN, the lymph nodes and the thyroid gland are usually removed during surgery.

Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer (ATC)

ATC is “very rare” and has the “worst prognosis”, usually progressing to fatality.

“Treatment for this rare cancer is palliative chemotherapy,” said Dr Jeannon.

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Cancer symptoms: Six warning signs on your feet that may indicate a growing skin tumour

“Over recent years, skin cancer has become much more common in the UK,” warned the NHS.

Compared to other types of cancer, melanoma skin cancer is also commonly found in people under the age of 50.

In fact, more than one in four skin cancer cases are diagnosed in younger people.

The deadly disease kills around 2,300 people each year in the UK.

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Max Verstappen had two requests 'blocked' as Red Bull recognise growing maturity

Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko believes Max Verstappen’s level of maturity hit new heights during the Monaco Grand Prix, as the Dutchman took control of the championship standings with victory in the Principality, but he still had to be “immediately blocked” for asking two questions during the race.
Ferrari were the strong candidates coming into the weekend, with Charles Leclerc putting the scarlet car on pole position on Saturday, before planting it into the wall moments later at the swimming pool complex.

The team were confident the car was fine, however on his way to the grid on Sunday, a limping Ferrari was seen heading back to the pits with what the team said was a left driveshaft issue that was impossible to fix in time for the race.

Verstappen therefore inherited pole position, with the Mercedes of Valtteri Bottas alongside him on the top row, and his main title rival Lewis Hamilton all the way down in seventh position at the start of the race.

Verstappen stormed off the line, momentarily holding off the Finn at the first corner.

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“When he started asking who had the fastest lap and with what time, we immediately blocked him and told him: ‘Forget all that!’”

Hamilton ultimately finished where he started in seventh place, but was able to strap on a new set of tyres to the end of the race in the quest for the fastest lap point.

Yet it’s Verstappen at the top of the standings now, after breaking his bad luck street in the Principality, with his first podium at the iconic circuit.

And Marko said that will be a big boost to the young Dutchman.

“We haven’t had a podium here yet [with Max], although we’ve had a car that can win twice – Ricciardo proved that, after all,” Marko said.

“I think that gives him another boost of relief. It should make his performances even more confident and controlled.

“That was also very, very important for the future.”

The title battle continues in Baku, Azerbaijan on June 6.

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Germany declares UK a 'virus variant region' amid growing fears over Indian strain

Germany’s public health institute issued new Covid rules requiring anyone travelling into the country from the UK to quarantine for two weeks on arrival. Cases of the Indian variant have been surging in localised hotspots including Bedford, Bolton and Blackburn, but the Prime Minister has pushed on, stating there is no reason to deviate from the current lockdown roadmap.
Speaking about the country’s latest quarantine rules, a German government source told Reuters news agency: “We want to play it safe.

“In this important phase of the vaccination campaign, the entry of problematic mutations must be avoided as far as possible.”

The new legislation takes effect from midnight on Sunday (11pm GMT Saturday) and even applies to those who have been fully vaccinated.

German officials are approaching lockdown easing with caution after breaking the back of a third wave earlier this month.

A spokesman for the Health Ministry said: “If we want to keep pushing down infection rates, we need to prevent contagious viral variants from jeopardising this positive trend.

“This step is hard for the UK, but it is necessary to prevent the rapid spread of the Indian variant in Germany.”

He added that Germany will be armed against such a danger only when more people have been vaccinated.

According to Johns Hopkins University, Germany has administered over 43 million jabs – with 10 million people being fully protected.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel previously warned that, although Covid cases were declining, “the virus has not disappeared.”

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The hospitality industry has recently reopened in Berlin, with beer gardens, cafes and restaurants returning to outdoor service for the first time in months.

Ms Merkel added: “I hope that, after the long time with closures and opportunities they didn’t have, that people will treat these opportunities very responsibly.”

In the UK, Boris Johnson’s roadmap out of lockdown is progressing without interruption despite the Indian variant concern.

International travel reopened last Monday, much to the delight of Brits looking to get away for the summer.

In a statement on May 20, Mr Johnson said: “We will be letting everybody know exactly what sort of arrangements to expect for June 21.

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“But what I can tell you, and just to stress that I am still seeing nothing in the data that leads me to think that we’re going to have to deviate from the roadmap – obviously we must remain cautious but I’m seeing nothing that makes me think we have to deviate.”

Germany’s decision comes shortly after a new variant of the virus with a “strange combination” of genes was discovered in Yorkshire and the Humber.

The newly discovered Yorkshire variant, also called the VUI-21MAY-01 or AV.1 variant, is not believed to be more transmissible than other strains from India and is currently “under investigation”.

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