Debate: Ban on 'end of treatment' cancer bell ceremonies
In cancer wards around the world, ‘end of treatment bells’ have been installed as ‘symbols of hope’.
After one hospital removed its celebratory bell because it was deemed ‘cruel’ to others still battling the disease, we’re asking, is the end of treatment bell ceremony insensitive or encouraging?
One person who’s seen first hand the joy the bell can bring, is mother of four Jane Cubbin whose son rang the bell when he was just three-years-old following treatment for an aggressive cancer.
However, cancer patient Jo Taylor - whose cancer is incurable - is calling for the ‘brash’ bells to be scrapped nationwide. They join us now to share their views.