Breast cancer 'revolution'

A new method of treating breast cancer is available following trials in the North East.

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Injection reduces treatment time for breast cancer patients

An injection is available from today which dramatically reduces the time that some breast cancer patients must spend in hospital.

Until now, women prescribed the drug Herceptin have received it via a drip, which is time consuming and can be painful.

In the future they have the alternative of a five minute injection, which will be routinely available across England and Wales.

The drug is used to treat a type of breast cancer known as HER2-positive. Newcastle's Freeman Hospital is among the centres which has been trialling the new method.

Helen Ford has been speaking to some of those involved. Watch her report here:

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