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Spire Murrayfield Hospital is holding a talk all about constipation, IBS and other Gastrointestinal complaints. Bowel symptoms are common causes of health concerns today. Some symptoms are signs of serious health problems such as colon cancer and need to be investigated as a matter or urgency. Other symptoms may be more suggestive of irritable bowel syndrome. Whilst this is common and relatively less serious, these symptoms are often very disturbing and worrying nevertheless.
Careful assessment of these symptoms will allow the most appropriate investigation to be chosen and a plan of treatment started that will bring benefit to all with gut symptoms. Consultant Gastroenterologist Dr Chris Fraser will talk around these issues, alongside Dr Fred Pender – Dietician. There will be ample opportunity to ask questions after the presentation.
“Let’s Talk About Health” is all about advancing our knowledge of health and what goes wrong in disease. Join us to hear about new research in our University that is increasing our understanding of diseases and providing new advances in treatment. Guests will be able to talk to our young scientists about their research, and S4 and S5 pupils will have an opportunity to tour our labs before the talks. We look forward to seeing you there!
Professor Karen Chapman
University/BHF Centre for Cardiovascular Science
Most people associate breast cancer with women. However, men can also be affected. Currently, 1 in 8 women in the UK will be affected by breast cancer during their lifetime. Huge steps have been made in understanding some of the complexities underpinning this disease and developing increasingly effective treatment strategies. This started here in Scotland, with Beatson’s discovery that in some women, removal of the ovaries can shrink tumours. Join us to hear about some of the key advances that have led to over 85% of women now living more than 5 years after diagnosis of breast cancer. We will explore exciting research aimed at developing new treatment strategies, that are personalised to the individual patient’s cancer, to maximise treatment effectiveness and limit unpleasant side-effects.
Dr Helen Creedon, and Professor Val Brunton, Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre, The University of Edinburgh
Doors open 4.30pm with teas and coffees available.
Refreshments available after event.
Photography & filming
This event may be photographed and/or recorded for promotional or recruitment materials for the University or University approved third parties.
For any further information contact the organiser, Karen Chapman [email protected]