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A new imaging system has been developed that could help doctors pinpoint and treat cancer more accurately using cutting-edge proton therapy. Three dimensional computerised tomography (CT) images were created using protons - the "hearts" of atoms - rather than X-rays. Proton therapy uses beams of the sub-atomic particles to destroy…
The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall have officially opened the North West Cancer Centre at Altnagelvin Hospital. The North West Cancer Centre welcomed its first patients in November 2016, providing dedicated treatment and care to cancer patients across the Western and Northern Trusts and Donegal. In a unique…
Doctors can sedate a man found walking the streets in a confused state in order to provide cancer treatment, a judge has ruled. Ms Justice Russell on Monday concluded that the man, who is in his 50s, did not have the mental capacity to make decisions about care after analysing…
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…
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