Family wins payout over mother Lavinia Bletchly’s undiagnosed cancer – The Independent

Posted March 26th, 2010 in cancer, compensation, medical treatment, negligence, news by sally

“The family of a young mother who died after doctors failed to diagnose her cancer secured a six-figure pay-out from an NHS body today.”

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The Independent, 26th March 2010

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‘Healer’ faces prosecution over cancer claims – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 1st, 2010 in advertising, cancer, consumer protection, news by sally

“A self-proclaimed ‘visionary healer’ who claims to be able to treat illness from a distance is facing prosecution by Trading Standards for suggestions that he can cure cancer.”

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Daily Telegraph, 28th February 2010

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Ex Cookham Wood inmate wins cancer damages case – BBC News

Posted February 12th, 2010 in cancer, damages, negligence, news, prisons by sally

“A woman who developed breast cancer while in prison has won a High Court negligence claim after medical staff failed to diagnose the disease.”

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BBC News, 12th February 2010

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Woman sues Ministry of Justice after ‘prison doctors failed to spot breast cancer’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 8th, 2009 in cancer, negligence, news, prisons by sally

“A woman who says prison doctors failed to spot potentially fatal breast cancer when she was in prison has launched a bid for damages at the High Court.”

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Daily Telegraph, 8th December 2009

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Man convicted over cancer ‘cure’ – BBC News

Posted September 10th, 2008 in advertising, cancer, news by sally

“A Manchester man has been convicted of advertising a ‘natural cure’ for cancer on the internet.”

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BBC News, 10th September 2008

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Doctors for Reform fight NHS order to halt cancer care – The Times

Posted March 31st, 2008 in cancer, medicines, news by sally

“A group representing nearly 1,000 doctors is preparing to mount a legal action against the health service to stop care being withdrawn from patients who want to pay for their own cancer medicines.”

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The Times, 30th March 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Rent a home in Scotland and get cancer drugs free, QC tells English patients – The Times

Posted November 14th, 2007 in cancer, medicines, news, Scotland by sally

“English cancer patients should rent a second home in Scotland to gain access to drugs not available in England, an expert on NHS law suggested yesterday.”

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The Times, 14th November 2007

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Victory for woman refused cancer drug – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 19th, 2007 in cancer, medicines, news by sally

“A woman with cancer who was refused a drug that could prolong her life has won her High Court case to overturn the decision.”

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Daily Telegraph, 19th July 2007

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Ban news homes near power lines, say MPs – The Guardian

Posted July 18th, 2007 in cancer, children, electricity lines, news by sally

“New homes and schools should not be built within 60 metres of high voltage power lines until the link with childhood cancers is better understood by scientists, according to a committee of MPs. They also recommend that home buyers should be provided with information on the level of electromagnetic fields within homes before they buy.”

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The Guardian, 18th July 2007

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