Text Santa: Marie Curie nurses care for terminally ill cancer patients and their families at home
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.
Report calls for more educational support for cancer survivors
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.
According to today's report, almost half of parents who took part in the research said long periods away from school had meant their children had grown apart from their friends and only around a third of schools stayed in regular touch during treatment.
Around 1600 children are diagnosed with cancer in the UK each year. Fighting for survival is of course the priority. But CLIC Sargent says simple steps like staying in touch can go a long way to help children fit back into school.
Virtual patients help doctors spot signs of cancer
Researchers from the University of the West of England in Bristol have developed an online consulting room with virtual patients to help doctors spot signs of cancer. Doctors will access the simulation, called GP Sim, from home in their own time to improve their diagnostic skills.