The family of a teenager who died after her cancer went undiagnosed for almost two years spoke today of the tragedy.
Natasha Simmonds from Radstock near Bath, was seen by medics 24 times in the last year of her life, but no one spotted she had cancer and a tumour until it was too late. When she was finally diagnosed she had just 11 days to live. David Woodland reports.
A thirteen year old boy who is the only person in the world fighting leukaemia and another form of cancer, is being treated at Bristol Children's hospital.
Deryn Blackwell's condition is so rare that consultants from across the world had to help. A bone marrow transplant was carried out in March but it unfortunately failed. Now his family hope holistic therapy can help prolong his life.
Nearly twelve thousand people in the West are diagnosed with cancer every year and with survival rates improving - many more people are living with the illness.
Macmillan Cancer Support, wants more to be done to help those who face poor health or disability after being treated. It is planning to open a new support centre in Bristol. Amanda Barton has recovered from colon cancer but still lives with the after effects of her treatment.
Marie Curie Cancer Care is one of six charities to benefit from Text Santa - ITV's Christmas fundraiser. Marie Curie nurses help care for terminally ill patients in their homes, and offer emotional support to families. Catherine Le Roy is one such nurse.
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Finding out your child has cancer is one of the worst things any parent can face. But dealing with the aftermath can be almost as difficult. A new report shows many survivors of childhood cancer are feeling left out when they go back to school.
Children's cancer charity CLIC Sargent which published the research says schools need to play a bigger role in helping children return to the classroom.