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New radiotherapy machine to treat 'moving tumours'

The new machine is the first of its kind in the country Credit: ITV Meridian

The latest radiotherapy equipment, which can track and deal with moving cancer tumours, has been introduced in Kent.

The machine at the Kent and Canterbury Hospital, is the first of its kind in the county.

It has cost £2m and can pinpoint and treat tumours more accurately.

ITV Meridian spoke to Consultant Oncologist, Dr Rakesh Raman.


Simple test by GP could detect cancer

Of all the different types of cancer, those that attack the throat and oesophagus are among the most difficult to treat because they're often caught too late.

But now scientists have come up with a simple and inexpensive test, which could be done in GP surgeries when even the most minor symptoms first occur. Olivia Paterson reports.

Hero dog saves woman from cancer

A woman from Headcorn in Kent says she's lucky to be alive today after her dog alerted her to an undiagnosed cancer.

Colleen Ferguson says the two-year-old Alsatian began repeatedly sniffing her mouth in an strange way which led her to get a full health check - at which point the tumour was found.

David Johns reports, speaking to Colleen as well as Claire Guest from Medical Detection Dogs.


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Kent strongman raises funds for cancer patient

A woman from Kent who's been diagnosed with incurable cancer could soon be on the way to Disneyland with her family after fundraising efforts by local people. Rebecca Watts hopes to give her young boys some specially happy memories to remember her by in years to come.

David Johns reports, speaking to Rebecca Watts, strongman fundraiser Rocky Troiani and fellow strongman Andrew Gower.

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