Saturday, December 4, 2010

UK's 6th CK at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth open late next year

from the IV MB, by yyy60:

>>** UK's 3rd CK at Mount Vernon, 4th CK at Royal Marsden Hospital in Chelsea, 5th CK at St James Hopsital in Leeds & 6th CK are under NHS (National Health Service). Raising awareness among patients force the UK government to consider the acquisition of more CK. **

Breakthrough for cancer campaigner Ruth Peberdy

Bridgwater Mercury
3rd Dec 2010
By David Hemming

A SEDGEMOOR campaigner for revolutionary cancer treatment says one of her husband's dying wishes has at last been fulfilled.

The Mercury has reported how Ruth Peberdy has been tirelessly calling for a Cyberknife system to be brought to Bridgwater Hospital since her husband Ron's death of pancreatic cancer in 2005.

NHS Somerset says the non-invasive treatment, which uses high-density radiation beams to kills cancer cells, is too expensive.

However, patients here WILL at last have the chance to access it.

Derriford Hospital in Plymouth has become the first NHS hospital to fully fund a Cyberknife centre, which should open late next year.

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