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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…
Countless women suffering from breast cancer "are having their lives shortened in front of their eyes" by the decision to withdraw a pioneering treatment from the NHS, a Labour MP has said. Siobhain McDonagh said it was a "tragedy" that women would no longer have access to Kadcyla, as she…
A "large number" of hospitals are cancelling cancer operations this winter, the president of the Royal College of Surgeons has said, revealing the extent of the NHS crisis. Clare Marx said cancer surgery was no longer protected in the health service and hospitals had been cancelling operations since the beginning…
Breast cancer sufferers in Scotland have been denied routine access to an "innovative treatment" that is available to patients south of the border. Campaigners branded the move the "ultimate postcode lottery" after the Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) recommended the drug Perjeta - also known as pertusumab - not be accepted…
Health authorities with the best ideas for stopping potential cancer patients "bouncing between GPs and hospitals" are to be given a share of a £200 million funding pot. NHS England has made the funds available to regional Cancer Alliances to help find innovative ways to diagnose the disease earlier and…
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