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Dolls to help cancer victims

Dolls are to be used to help young patients understand cancer treatment at St James's University Hospital in Leeds.

Miniature cancer treatment model for children

Staff at St James's University Hospital in Leeds have come up with an ingenious idea to help young cancer sufferers.

A miniature version of a cancer treatment machine - which can be attached to dolls - has been made by engineers at the hospital.

Staff will use this to explain to children how their cancer treatment will work.

Controlled by a series of motors which the children can operate with buttons, a doll in a specially made hospital gown and mask is laid on the treatment couch, which moves up and down. The machine also rotates realistically around the doll.

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