News tagged Cancer

Chance for Myeloma patients to meet and get support

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Up to eighty patients suffering from myeloma are expected to attend a special awareness event at The James Cook University Hospital next week, giving them the opportunity to meet and discuss their experiences of living with the blood cancer. Patients will also get the chance to find out about the wide range of support available to them in Middlesbrough, from complementary therapies to social activities.

Trevor’s charity triumph

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A patient who successfully battled cancer has raised and donated more than £3,000 for The James Cook University Hospital. Trevor Rand, 37, from Nawton near Helmsley, was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2015. A period of chemotherapy and an operation ensued and he is now cancer free and looking forward to life. Recently married to […]

Comedian Roy ‘Chubby’ Brown gets serious with donation to South Tees Hospitals Charity

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Teesside comedy favourite Roy ‘Chubby’ Brown paid a visit to The James Cook University Hospital to donate £5,000 raised from the proceeds of merchandise sales. It was a welcome return for Chubby, who has made previous generous gifts to the hospital’s ‘Star fund’ which helps pay for advancements in radiotherapy and oncology for cancer patients […]

Is a career in radiotherapy for you?

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South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is holding an open day on Saturday 15 October 2016, 10am – 12.30pm to encourage both younger and mature students to consider a career ‘at the cutting edge of cancer treatment’ in the challenging but rewarding field of radiotherapy.

Mum thanks Trinity with £4,200

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A mum-of-two who discovered she had breast cancer thanks to a routine mammogram provided by her employer Marks & Spencer raised £4,200 for a charity close to her heart – with a little help from colleagues and customers of the same store. Karen Laskey, 54, of Ingleby Barwick, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014 and took the rest of the year off work from her job as a sales assistant as she fought the disease.

First James Cook patient joins global lung cancer trial

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Just weeks after being diagnosed with lung cancer Kathleen Gilligan has become the first patient at The James Cook University Hospital to take part in a new international clinical trial that may prove to be practice changing. The Middlesbrough hospital is one of 10 centres in the UK taking part in the global research project to investigate the benefits of combining two immunotherapy drugs or immunotherapy with chemotherapy.