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Yeovil women join thousands on Moonwalk

Thousands of people, including hundreds from the West, have taken part in one of the country's biggest charity walks.

Saturday night's moonwalk took place in London with walkers wearing the trademark brightly coloured bras. They raised £3.5 million to help tackle breast cancer.

Three women travelled from Yeovil in memory of friends and family....

Life after breast cancer surgery

A charity calendar has been made to show a mastectomy can be a positive experience.

Across the West Country one in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, and those who find out they carry the breast cancer gene may choose drastic surgery to reduce their risk.

But as David Wood reports, one group of women has turned it into a life-affirming opportunity.


Revolutionary treatment for breast cancer sufferers

A new way of prescribing a cancer drug, which was tested in Cornwall, is now available to every NHS trust in the country.

Herceptin is described as a revolution in breast cancer treatment; an injection which dramatically reduces the time that patients have to spend in hospital. Experts in Cornwall are helping to pioneer this new way of administering the drug. Our health correspondent Jacquie Bird reports

Faster treatment for breast cancer patients

Herceptin can now be delivered by injection Credit: ITV News West Country

Some breast cancer patients in Cornwall could benefit from faster treatment from today. The drug Herceptin can now be given by a quick injection rather than a much longer intravenous drip. It follows trials among patients at the Royal Cornwall Hospital.