A new machine which can treat some cancers more accurately is now being used on patients in Kent. The radiotherapy equipment is the first of its kind in the county. Tom Savvides talks to patient Chirs Lovering, Dr Rakesh Raman and Mark Fleckney from the Kent Oncology Centre.
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.
Researchers at the university of Oxford have discovered a treatment that targets cancer with certain genes.
They found that mutations have become a weak point for tumours.
The Oxford team found that the cancer cells with mutations in a key cancer gene called SETD2.
ITV Meridian spoke to Study author, Dr Timothy Humphrey.
Cancer patients with `moving' tumours will be treated with ever greater accuracy thanks to a super smart radiotherapy machine.Read the full story ›
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.
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.
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.
Donations can be made via www.becsfactor.org
It's an ongoing debate as to whether social networking sites are generally beneficial to our way of life. But one woman has told ITV Meridian that, thanks to Facebook, she discovered she had cancer.
A mother from Crawley in Sussex says she discovered she had ovarian cancer after reading about the symptoms on Facebook. Laura Everley, who's 36, had been feeling ill for two months when she came across posts by one of her friends. Doctors are optimistic about her future but she wants to raise awareness about the disease.
Southampton has joined a world leading project to transform the treatment of cancer and rare diseases by decoding complete sets of genes.Read the full story ›