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Kidney cancer drug approved for NHS use in England

Kidney cancer drug approved for NHS use in England A drug which could prolong life for people with advanced kidney cancer has been approved for use on the NHS in England and Wales. Cabozantinib has the potential to switch off tumours in some patients and could give them many months of good-quality life, doctors said. Kidney cancer is the seventh most common cancer in the UK with around 12,000 new cases every year. The drug has already been approved for use in Scotland. A charity, Kidney Research UK, said treatment…

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Acid Reflux 

Fifteen possible causes of abdominal pain

Fifteen possible causes of abdominal pain Nausea, vomiting, and a loose stool may accompany abdominal pain if the cause is gastroenteritis. Abdominal pain refers to discomfort in the space between the chest and pelvis. Most cases of abdominal pain are mild and have a variety of common causes, such as indigestion or muscle strain. Symptoms often resolve quickly on their own or with basic treatment. Abdominal pain, especially with severe or chronic symptoms, can also be a sign of more serious underlying medical conditions, including cancer or organ failure. Sudden…

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