One of the country's leading centres of cancer treatment, Mount Vernon Hospital in Northwood, is about to introduce two new machines which fight the disease.
They're called "linear accelerators" and they allow more patients to be treated with precise doses of radiotherapy.
Liz Wickham reports.
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