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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

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