University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust has been prosecuted by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) for failing in its obligations to be open and transparent. Elsie Woodfield, who was 91, died due to suffering from a perforated oesophagus during an endoscopy....
Being diagnosed with cancer can be a traumatic and life changing experience for any patient. Thankfully, many cancers can now be treated successfully, especially if they are diagnosed in the early stages, and the general rule is that the earlier the diagnosis, the better the chances that a patient will have a successful outcome.
Cancer is a disease caused by a change in the body’s cells, and is one of the most common illnesses in the UK. It is the cause of thousands of deaths every year, as the regular cells begin to grow in an uncontrolled way, and can cause a lump – also known as a “tumour”. Some cancers, such as leukaemia, do not form tumours; instead, it is a cancer of the blood or bone marrow that is identified by a significant increase in blood cells. Leukaemia is a broad term covering a large number of diseases.
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