The family of a woman whose cancer went undetected by doctors for months say their incompetence robbed her of any chance of survival.
Lynn Rees from Kingswood in South Gloucestershire died aged 55 after an X-ray indicating a possible tumour wasn't followed up. Three years on, North Bristol NHS Trust has paid an undisclosed out-of-court settlement.
A new breast cancer centre has opened at Southmead Hospital in Bristol.
It'll serve patients all over the city, as well as South Gloucestershire and North Somerset. Services for diagnosis and treatment are under one roof for the first time. and the building has been designed with an emphasis on privacy.
A 14-year-old boy given just days to live after contracting TWO forms of cancer has defied doctors and started to recover.
Deryn Blackwell's mother says it's nothing short of a miracle. The family had even moved into a hospice to spend their final days together.
Richard Payne reports:
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.
One of the many roles undertaken by a Bishop is to give comfort to people who are ill AND to provide support to their families. But what happens when a Bishop becomes unwell himself?
Well last month The Bishop of Swindon announced he's been diagnosed with cancer. He's now having chemotherapy. Ellie Barker went to meet him.
A 13-year old boy who is the only person in the world fighting leukaemia AND another cancer that affects just six other people has been undergoing treatment in Bristol.
Deryn Blackwell's condition is so rare, doctor's at the Bristol Children's Hospital had no idea how to treat it, and had to ask consultants from across the world for help. Katie Rowlett reports.
The mother of a teenage boy being treated for TWO cancers at Bristol Children's Hospital says she's hasn't give up hope.
Deryn Blackwell is the only person in the world known to be fighting leukaemia and another form of cancer.
After a bone marrow transplant failed, Callie Blackwell, Deryn's mother, says she's hopeful holistic therapy can help.
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.
The James Dyson Foundation has donated £4million for a Cancer Centre at the Royal United Hospital in Bath.
It's the biggest donation in the hospital's history and follows a 600 thousand pound gift from the Dyson family and foundation towards its new neonatal unit.
The centre will be equipped with cutting edge technology and designed to have a healing environment.