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Hannah inspires young cancer patients

Double gold medal winning paralympian Hannah Cockroft, from Halifax, has been offering a little inspiration to young cancer patients.

She met children at St James Hospital in Leeds on their first ever "End of Treatment Day." The party organised by charity CLIC Sargent, is a reward for youngsters who have bravely fought their illness and are now looking to their future.

Taking away fear for child cancer patients

Having cancer treatment can be a worrying time for most people, and if those patients are children is it can be terrifying. But now its hoped a new product developed at St James" Hospital in Leeds will help youngsters understands the process, and take away the fear.

It is a high tech, realistic, doll size model of a radiotherapy machine which has been developed by the radiotherapy team at Jimmy's, Its aim is to help young cancer patients familiarise themselves with the complex kit used in their treatment.


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.