A nurse practitioner at The James Cook University Hospital has become the first in the world to be trained to insert a revolutionary implant which can reduce radiotherapy side effects by up to 70% in prostate cancer patients.
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South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has become one of only three NHS trusts in the country to have three of its own surgical robots – and now has the potential to become a national centre of excellence. Surgical teams at The James Cook University Hospital now have three da Vinci robots which means more patients than ever before can benefit from minimally invasive surgery.
Marathon runner Graham Molyneux, who underwent successful robotic surgery for prostate cancer after detecting the disease early, is urging others to get their cancer symptoms checked out.
The Friarage Hospital has launched a leading edge cancer service to provide faster diagnosis for patients who do not have obvious cancer symptoms. If a GP is concerned that a patient may have cancer, but they only have vague symptoms and do not meet the usual criteria for an urgent two week cancer referral, they can now book them into the rapid diagnostic centre (RDC) for further tests.