The Cancer Whisperer

The Cancer Whisperer, I have terminal cancer, it does not have me

Sophie Sabbet was diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2014. The mother of one said that the real challenge was not so much the cancer as not becoming the cancer patient. A year later, Sophie self-published her remarkable book, which became an instant ebook bestseller. Read more (subscription required): http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/newsreview/features/article1674955.ece Download the book: http://sophiesabbage.com/

Double Mastectomy After Breast Cancer Is Pointless For Most Women, Experts Find.

Double Mastectomy After Breast Cancer Is Pointless For Most Women, Experts Find.

Over the weekend the Telegraph published an interesting article on new research that shows the majority of women who have double mastectomy would never have developed cancer in the healthy tissue. Each year in the UK, around 4,000 women opt to have a double mastectomy, believing that this will prevent the cancer returning in the […]

Searching For New Dupuytren’s Treatments

Searching For New Dupuytren’s Treatments

From helping people with facial palsy to smile, to enabling people with the debilitating hereditary condition Dupuytren’s disease use their hands again, RAFT has improved patient’s lives in numerous ways, all connected (excuse the pun) to repairing nerves and tendons. Read more… Dupuytren’s contracture is a relatively common condition affecting the hands. Over 2 million […]

Other Cancers

Other Cancers

Melanoma is not the only cancer which plastic and re-constructive surgeons regularly have to deal with. Over the last 25 years RAFT has run successful research programmes into other forms of cancer, including basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, head and neck cancer, and other more rare form of cancers. Just three of the many […]

green tea

Investigating The Wound Healing Properties Of Green Tea And Other Natural Compounds

Some of our most effective pharmaceutical remedies have been ‘borrowed’ from nature. Aspirin was originally developed from a type of tree bark, digoxin, a heart drug, comes from the foxglove plant. In the mid-2000s, a couple of surgical research fellows at RAFT decided to investigate if any natural compounds might be useful in wound healing. […]