Dolls to help cancer victims

Dolls are to be used to help young patients understand cancer treatment at St James's University Hospital in Leeds.

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Miniature cancer treatment model for children

Staff at St James's University Hospital in Leeds have come up with an ingenious idea to help young cancer sufferers.

A miniature version of a cancer treatment machine - which can be attached to dolls - has been made by engineers at the hospital.

Staff will use this to explain to children how their cancer treatment will work.

Controlled by a series of motors which the children can operate with buttons, a doll in a specially made hospital gown and mask is laid on the treatment couch, which moves up and down. The machine also rotates realistically around the doll.

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