The parents of a five year old boy from Plymouth with a rare type of cancer have started a new charity to help others in the same situation as them.
Henry Hallam had intensive treatment for neuroblastoma, but the cancer hasn't grown for the last 18 months.
His mum and dad say they now want to give something back.
Jacquie Bird reports.
The family of a Plymouth boy with a rare form of cancer have launched a new charity to help others in the same situation.
Five year old Henry Hallam has neuroblastoma, a rare form of childhood cancer with frightening mortality rates. His cancer is now stable.
The charity, Hugs From Henry, will offer financial help and pastoral support to other families affected by neuroblastoma.
Elsbeth Hallam, Henry's mum, has been speaking to ITV News.
A Plymouth consultant is the first in Europe to prescribe a new alternative to chemotherapy for certain types of blood cancer.
Professor Simon Rule trialled the new drug, Imbruvica, at Derriford hospital.
It has now been approved for use across the NHS as part of the Cancer Drugs Fund.
A government campaign to raise awareness about bowel cancer appears to have had little impact, according to a Plymouth based charity.
Bowel Cancer West carried out a survey across our region and found the embarrassment of talking about the issue appears to have got worse. Our Health Correspondent Jacquie Bird has been to meet one man in Kingsand in Cornwall, who's living proof of the need for early diagnosis.
A new report fom Bowel Cancer West says that 9 out of 10 adults they speak to aren't aware of the symptoms of the disease and were embarrassed to go the doctor.
David Mutch is a Bowel Cancer survivor and says early diagnosis is crucial to survival:-
A new survey indicates an alarming amount of ignorance about bowel cancer in the region. The report from Bowel Cancer West says nine out of ten adults they spoke to weren't aware of symptoms of the disease and were embarrassed to go the doctor. But early diagnosis is crucial to survival.
Seven-year-old Neon Roberts is making "good progress" following his treatment, his father has said.
Late last year, Neon's mother Sally, failed in a legal bid to stop her son having radiotherapy for a brain tumour.
The High Court ruled that Neon should undergo radiotherapy for the cancerous tumour against her wishes.
Neon's father Ben - who is separated from Ms Roberts - said his son had completed the course of radiotherapy as planned.
North Devon District Hospital has won a national award for innovation for its computerised cancer pharmacy system. It allows the hospital to log and follow all aspects of patients' chemotherapy treatment.
The time-saving, custom software then lets the hospital develop daily treatment schedules and worksheets to simply the types and amount of medication that need to be made up. It also manages stock control.
It was developed by Rufus Smith, a pharmacy expert at the hospital. The hospital trust says it has saved £20,000 by developing the software in-house, for free.
Neon Roberts is "as sharp as ever" after his cancer surgery, which took place despite his mother's objections following a court ruling, reports the Daily Mail.
The seven-year-old's mother Sally Roberts wanted any operation on her son Neon delayed because she wanted opinions from doctors in Russia, Germany and the US but the Judge who assessed the evidence said the gains of going ahead with surgery outweighed the risks.
The Daily Mail reports that Neon woke up following the seven-hour procedure telling nurses: "I can still talk, you know."
Today Neon's mother will renew her fight at the High Court today over planned radiotherapy for her son. Ms Roberts claims the therapy will cause Neon long-term harm.
But doctors say he might die within months without it.
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.
For more information on Marie Curie Cancer Care click here