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Many cancer patients are "left to struggle" following the end of their treatment, a charity has said. Physical problems which can arise as a result of some cancer treatments such as incontinence, difficulty eating or breathlessness as well as mental health issues can mar people's recoveries, according to a new…
Care homes could overtake hospitals as most common place to die, according to new research. Just over a fifth of people currently die in a care home but experts predict the number will more than double by 2040. Experts from King's College London analysed data from 2004 to 2014 for…
Families are "missing out" on specialist end-of-life care as two in five people are unaware that most hospice services are provided for free, a charity has said. Only 57% of Britons are aware that services provided by hospices are generally free for those receiving them, a new poll by Hospice…
Only one in 10 very old people simply "slip away" when they die, a new study suggests. Just 10% of the oldest old have no symptoms such as pain, distress, depression or confusion at the time of death, researchers found. Experts from the University of Cambridge performed a retrospective analysis…
The subject of children facing death or a bereavement in their family will be discussed at the University of Chichester next month. A conference, on Friday 20 October, will explore how young people cope with terminal illness based on assessments by researchers and leading organisations and charities. It is intended…
Cancer waiting times are the worst for 10 years, campaigners said, as new figures showed 13% of patients who are urgently referred do not start treatment in the target time. The Scottish Government's ambition is for 95% of those who are referred because cancer is suspected to be treated within…
A judge in a specialist court has made a landmark decision which will have implications for relatives of terminally ill people, lawyers say. Mr Justice Peter Jackson ruled that a 50-year-old woman who had suffered from Huntington's disease for more than 20 years should be allowed to die after a…
A new mother who was diagnosed with cancer when her son was just eight months old is backing a campaign urging people to stand up to the disease. Shiela Laramore, 33, was diagnosed with aggressive Hodgkin Lymphoma, a cancer of the white blood cells, on September 23 last year. After…
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