Archive: Cancer

Many people with terminal cancer are forced to spend their last days in hospital because of lack of home support

How government policy can help give people a 'good death'

Cancer charity calls for better funding of end of life care

Opinion Former Articles

  • Tories call for change in NHS targets

    Tories urge overhaul in NHS targets

    The Conservatives will today announce plans to scrap many of the government's targets for the NHS, including waiting times for treatment.

  • Kind's Fund calls for NHS cancer plan to be updated

    Cancer strategy 'must be updated'

    The government's ten-year cancer strategy must be revised to take account of health service reforms, new technology and an ageing population, a think tank has warned.

  • Nice approves use of Herceptin in early stage breast cancer sufferers

    Watchdog approves breast cancer drug

    Thousands of women will have access to a life-saving new drug on the NHS after the health watchdog today approved Herceptin for use against early stage breast cancer.


    Disability discrimination law extended

    People suffering from cancer, multiple sclerosis and HIV will be legally protected from discrimination under a new law that comes into effect today.


    Sick children to be treated at home

    Children who are seriously ill or suffer from life-threatening conditions will be able to choose to be treated at home under new government guidelines published today.

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