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  • 9. Head and Neck Cancer – “We really do need to be taking these things seriously…”

    24:54
    In episode 9 we ask: What is the head and neck cancer risk in people who have a higher intake of caffeinated coffee? (Hint: The answer may surprise you). We delve into research, statistics, and real case studies to identify common and vague red flag symptomology clinicians should be aware of to support the earlier diagnosis of head and neck cancer – and how using the right safety netting language can make all the difference.   You can access the guidelines and studies referenced here.  Accessibility: Access the full episode transcript here.GPs Talk Cancer is the podcast series from GatewayC. GatewayC is the free early cancer diagnosis resource funded by the NHS and is part of The Christie NHS Foundation Trust. Produced by Louise Harbord from GatewayC, and Jo Newsholme from Rethink Audio.DISCLAIMER: We know this podcast might be of interest to anybody, however it is aimed at primary care health professionals. All patient cases are based on real stories from our clinical practice as GPs. They are fully anonymised with no identifiable patient data. All featured statistics are accurate at the time of recording. 

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  • Welcome back to GPs Talk Cancer

    01:49
    We’re back! Join Dr Rebecca Leon and Dr Sarah Taylor for Series 2 of GPs Talk Cancer. Our GP duo will be discussing different cancer sites, symptoms, and their tips to support earlier cancer detection in primary care – while welcoming leading specialist guests to share their expertise. New episodes released fortnightly during summer 2024 – Subscribe now. For more information about GatewayC click here. GatewayC is funded by the NHS and is part of The Christie NHS Foundation Trust.
  • 8. Pancreatic Cancer - “Weight loss should be a warning…”

    19:37
    In this episode, our GP hosts cover pancreatic cancer and share their clinical experiences to support better, faster, and more confident cancer diagnosis in primary care. Hosts Dr Rebecca Leon and Dr Sarah Taylor are both practicing GPs and GP Leads for GatewayC. Dr Ellen Macpherson, a junior doctor, also joins our hosts.This episode covers: StatisticsPatient cases Symptoms Investigations New-onset diabetes Risk factorsReferral NICE guidelines If you loved it, you know what to do – leave us a review, a rating (hopefully 5 stars) and share.  GPs Talk Cancer is the podcast series from GatewayC. GatewayC is the free early cancer diagnosis resource funded by the NHS and is part of The Christie NHS Foundation Trust. Visit https://www.gatewayc.org.uk/ to learn more.View the full show notes for this episode at https://www.gatewayc.org.uk/podcast/ DISCLAIMER: We know this podcast might be of interest to anybody, however it is aimed at primary care health professionals. All patient cases are based on real stories from our clinical practice as GPs. They are fully anonymised with no identifiable patient data.
  • 7. Cervical Cancer - “I always say it looks like a doughnut…”

    27:35
    In this episode, our GP hosts cover cervical cancer and share their clinical experiences to support better, faster, and more confident cancer diagnosis in primary care. Hosts Dr Rebecca Leon and Dr Sarah Taylor are both practicing GPs and GP Leads for GatewayC. Dr Ellen Macpherson, a junior doctor, also joins our hosts.This episode covers: Statistics Patient cases Symptoms InvestigationsScreeningRisk factors HPVReferralNICE Guidelines If you loved it, you know what to do – leave us a review, a rating (hopefully 5 stars) and share.  GPs Talk Cancer is the podcast series from GatewayC. GatewayC is the free early cancer diagnosis resource funded by the NHS and is part of The Christie NHS Foundation Trust. Visit https://www.gatewayc.org.uk/ to learn more.View the full show notes for this episode at https://www.gatewayc.org.uk/podcast/ DISCLAIMER: We know this podcast might be of interest to anybody, however it is aimed at primary care health professionals. All patient cases are based on real stories from our clinical practice as GPs. They are fully anonymised with no identifiable patient data.
  • 6. Prostate Cancer - “It worries me that I couldn’t feel the prostate properly...”

    29:05
    In this episode, our GP hosts cover prostate cancer and share their clinical experiences to support better, faster, and more confident cancer diagnosis in primary care. Hosts Dr Rebecca Leon and Dr Sarah Taylor are both practicing GPs and GP Leads for GatewayC. Dr Ellen Macpherson, a junior doctor, also joins our hosts.This episode covers:StatisticsPatient cases Symptoms Pitfalls of PSA testing InvestigationsRisk factorsFamily history Safety nettingNICE Guidelines If you loved it, you know what to do – leave us a review, a rating (hopefully 5 stars) and share.  GPs Talk Cancer is the podcast series from GatewayC. GatewayC is the free early cancer diagnosis resource funded by the NHS and is part of The Christie NHS Foundation Trust. Visit https://www.gatewayc.org.uk/ to learn more.View the full show notes for this episode at https://www.gatewayc.org.uk/podcast/ DISCLAIMER: We know this podcast might be of interest to anybody, however it is aimed at primary care health professionals. All patient cases are based on real stories from our clinical practice as GPs. They are fully anonymised with no identifiable patient data.
  • 5. Breast Cancer & Cancer in Pregnancy - “It is safer to have chemotherapy than a glass of wine from the second trimester onwards”

    35:32
    In this episode, our GP hosts cover breast cancer and share their clinical experiences to support better, faster, and more confident cancer diagnosis in primary care. Hosts Dr Rebecca Leon and Dr Sarah Taylor are both practicing GPs and GP Leads for GatewayC. Dr Ellen Macpherson, a junior doctor, also joins our hosts. This week, we welcome our first guest to the podcast - Pete Wallroth, Founder and CEO of the charity Mummy’s Star. This episode covers: StatisticsPatient cases Cancer and pregnancy Symptoms InvestigationsFamily history Recurrence Safety netting NICE Guidelines Referral References:Mummy’s Star charity ABCDiagnosis Ductal Breast Cancer Infographic ABCDiagnosis Lobular Breast Cancer Infographic If you loved it, you know what to do – leave us a review, a rating (hopefully 5 stars) and share. GPs Talk Cancer is the podcast series from GatewayC. GatewayC is the free early cancer diagnosis resource funded by the NHS and is part of The Christie NHS Foundation Trust. Visit https://www.gatewayc.org.uk/ to learn more.View the full show notes for this episode at https://www.gatewayc.org.uk/podcast/ DISCLAIMER: We know this podcast might be of interest to anybody, however it is aimed at primary care health professionals. All patient cases are based on real stories from our clinical practice as GPs. They are fully anonymised with no identifiable patient data.
  • 4. Non-Specific Symptoms - "We’re referring thinking this patient has a 5% chance of cancer...”

    26:03
    In this episode, our GP hosts cover non-specific symptoms (NSS) and share their clinical experiences to support better, faster, and more confident cancer diagnosis in primary care. Hosts Dr Rebecca Leon and Dr Sarah Taylor are both practicing GPs and GP Leads for GatewayC. Dr Ellen Macpherson, a junior doctor, also joins our hosts. This episode covers:  Patient cases Symptoms Investigations History takingGP gut instinct NICE guidelinesSafety netting Referral If you loved it, you know what to do – leave us a review, a rating (hopefully 5 stars) and share. GPs Talk Cancer is the podcast series from GatewayC. GatewayC is the free early cancer diagnosis resource funded by the NHS and is part of The Christie NHS Foundation Trust. Visit https://www.gatewayc.org.uk/ to learn more.View the full show notes for this episode at https://www.gatewayc.org.uk/podcast/DISCLAIMER: We know this podcast might be of interest to anybody, however it is aimed at primary care health professionals. All patient cases are based on real stories from our clinical practice as GPs. They are fully anonymised with no identifiable patient data.