More than half of cancer patients in the West Midlands say they are forced to travel without insurance due to what they call high costs.
Research by InsureCancer1 also says three in five (64%) cancer patients in the region say they can only holiday in the UK due to the costs of travel insurance.
New research at Birmingham University suggests children with brain tumours could avoid the side effects of aggressive cancer treatment.
In-depth scans which determine the make-up of a tumour could potentially mean some children are spared the more strenuous therapies that can lead to long term disabilities.
From 2006-2008 there were 219 cases of brain tumours in children up to the age of 14.
The girlfriend of a Birmingham man who is seriously ill with a rare form of blood cancer is appealing for potential stem cell donors to come forward.
Ed Fox was diagnosed with Epstein Barr Virus driven lymphoma and hemophagocytosis last May and has since undergone heavy chemotherapy.
Ed moved to Gent, Belgium last year to be with his girlfriend, Katrien, but it was during the months before moving that Ed developed the Epstein-Barr virus, which in only the very rarest of cases causes cancer.
In almost all cases the Epstein-Barr virus results in Glandular Fever, but Ed explained, "However, with me it caused an aggressive form of cancer and on top of that I have a rare complication from which 50 percent of the patients die within a year."
More information can be found on the "Help Ed - Register as a bone marrow donor" Facebook page.
Friends of a ten year old girl who died earlier this year say they've come up with a fitting tribute to their class mate.
Rose Whittle lost her fight to cancer in March - her friends are now releasing a single in her memory and they plan to use the proceeds to raise money for the Nottingham Children's Hospital.
Friends of a ten-year-old girl who died from cancer are releasing a single, with proceeds going to the Nottingham Children's Hospital.Read the full story ›
Girls from Nottingham Girls' High Junior School are releasing a single for their friend, Rose Whittle, who was diagnosed with cancer two years ago and died earlier this year.
The song is called 'Always in Our Hearts'.
Friends of a ten-year-old girl who died earlier this year say they have come up with a fitting tribute to their classmate.
Rose Whittle lost her fight to cancer in March and her friends are now releasing a single in her memory. They plan to use the proceeds to raise money for the Nottingham Children's Hospital.
Pupils from Nottingham Girls' High Junior School are releasing a single this week in memory of their friend Rose Whittle who died in March this year after a long fight with a rare form of cancer.
The girls are hoping to raise money for the Cancer Ward at Nottingham Children's Hospital where Rose, who won a national award in recognition of her bravery, received treatment.
Cancer patient Martin Southam was told he had just six months to live when he was first diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
That was 18 months ago.
Now, as part of Pancreatic Awareness Month, he is urging others to stay vigilant for the deadly cancer.
Jane Hesketh reports.
In Birmingham 252 people are diagnosed with the disease each year, and 50% of diagnoses are made via an emergency presentation at the doctor's.