NHS no longer the envy of the world, says independent report

25 Jun

The UK system is criticised for being “below average” on preventing deaths from heart attacks, strokes and cancer.

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Cancer patients face ‘absurd’ travel insurance costs

25 Jun

Patients are struggling to find affordable travel insurance, long after any key treatment is finished.

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‘Being terminally ill is heartbreaking’

25 Jun

Angela Rose, who has terminal breast, bone and brain cancer is creating memory boxes for her three children.

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Artists create Supershoes for children with cancer

23 Jun

The custom-made shoes feature characters and designs to suit the child’s tastes.

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Cases of cancer in elderly to surge by 2035, report says

21 Jun

By 2035 about 234,000 over-75s will get cancer each year – up from 130,000 now, a report estimates.

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Drug ‘reduces hearing loss’ after childhood cancer treatment

21 Jun

Given hours after chemotherapy, it showed promising results in children with a rare cancer.

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Wales ‘behind’ in technology to detect prostate cancer

19 Jun

The mpMRI scan is currently available in just three out of seven Welsh health boards.

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