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The NHS has paid out nearly £18 million after settling the cases of more than 250 patients treated by a surgeon convicted of carrying out needless breast operations. Top surgeon Ian Paterson, 59, described in court by one victim as being "like God", lied to patients and exaggerated or invented…
A surgeon convicted of wounding patients with unnecessary operations could have "hundreds, if not thousands" of other victims, a leading solicitor has said as she compared the case to the Mid Staffordshire scandal. Ian Paterson, 59, lied to his victims, exaggerating or inventing the risk of cancer to carry out…
A breast surgeon has been convicted of carrying out a series of "completely unnecessary" operations. Ian Paterson was described in court by one victim as being "like God", lied to patients and exaggerated or invented the risk of cancer to convince them to go under the knife. The 59-year-old did…
Thousands of cancer patients every year are dying in hospital against their wishes, a new report says. More than 62,000 cancer patients die in hospital every year in the UK, 38% of all those who die from the disease. This is despite the fact that 64% of people with cancer…
Women with incurable breast cancer are receiving poor care due to a lack of specialist nurses, according to a new report. A study for Breast Cancer Care found that just a fifth of NHS organisations have one or more clinical nurse specialists dedicated to women whose cancer has come back…
BBC broadcaster Victoria Derbyshire has removed her wig to show her hair growing back following the end of her chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer. The presenter, 48, said that losing her hair had been one of the most upsetting aspects of her cancer treatment. She posted a video on Facebook…
Rio Ferdinand has been widely praised for giving a powerful account of losing his wife Rebecca to cancer and raising their three children without her. She died aged 34 in 2015, weeks after being diagnosed with the disease for a second time. As the BBC documentary was broadcast on Tuesday,…
Too many people are being diagnosed with cancer at a late stage, according to a report into services for sufferers in Wales. The Welsh Government's 2016 Cancer Annual Report, which looked at NHS cancer services provided across the country, highlighted several improvements - including increasing survival rates - but also…
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