Archive for the 'cancer' Category

One error on letter doomed cancer mother – Daily Telegraph

“A key stroke error on a computer cost a breast cancer sufferer her life after two urgent letters asking her to go to hospital appointments were sent to the wrong address.”

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Daily Telegraph, 15th March 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Mesothelioma: Hospice wins landmark victory in asbestos cancer case – The Guardian

“Hospices that care for victims of a form of cancer caused by asbestos exposure hope to get help with treatment costs following a landmark court ruling.”

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The Guardian, 29th August 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Cookham Wood jail breast cancer ruling quashed – BBC News

“A woman’s right to claim for damages after doctors failed to diagnose her breast cancer while she was in prison in Kent has been quashed.”

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BBC News, 18th June 2010

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Family wins payout over mother Lavinia Bletchly’s undiagnosed cancer – The Independent

“The family of a young mother who died after doctors failed to diagnose her cancer secured a six-figure pay-out from an NHS body today.”

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The Independent, 26th March 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

‘Healer’ faces prosecution over cancer claims – Daily Telegraph

“A self-proclaimed ‘visionary healer’ who claims to be able to treat illness from a distance is facing prosecution by Trading Standards for suggestions that he can cure cancer.”

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Daily Telegraph, 28th February 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Ex Cookham Wood inmate wins cancer damages case – BBC News

“A woman who developed breast cancer while in prison has won a High Court negligence claim after medical staff failed to diagnose the disease.”

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BBC News, 12th February 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Woman sues Ministry of Justice after ‘prison doctors failed to spot breast cancer’ – Daily Telegraph

“A woman who says prison doctors failed to spot potentially fatal breast cancer when she was in prison has launched a bid for damages at the High Court.”

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Daily Telegraph, 8th December 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Man convicted over cancer ‘cure’ – BBC News

“A Manchester man has been convicted of advertising a ‘natural cure’ for cancer on the internet.”

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BBC News, 10th September 2008

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Doctors for Reform fight NHS order to halt cancer care – The Times

“A group representing nearly 1,000 doctors is preparing to mount a legal action against the health service to stop care being withdrawn from patients who want to pay for their own cancer medicines.”

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The Times, 30th March 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Rent a home in Scotland and get cancer drugs free, QC tells English patients – The Times

“English cancer patients should rent a second home in Scotland to gain access to drugs not available in England, an expert on NHS law suggested yesterday.”

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The Times, 14th November 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Victory for woman refused cancer drug – Daily Telegraph

“A woman with cancer who was refused a drug that could prolong her life has won her High Court case to overturn the decision.”

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Daily Telegraph, 19th July 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Ban news homes near power lines, say MPs – The Guardian

“New homes and schools should not be built within 60 metres of high voltage power lines until the link with childhood cancers is better understood by scientists, according to a committee of MPs. They also recommend that home buyers should be provided with information on the level of electromagnetic fields within homes before they buy.”

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The Guardian, 18th July 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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