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Two more cancer radiation treatment centres ‘to be founded’

20th August 2009

The Department of Health (DOH) has announced that high-tech radiation treatments for children and adults with rare forms of cancer will be made more accessible in the future.

This means that patients will no longer have to travel abroad for the highly-specialisied radiotherapy treatment they require.

According to the department, two new centres dedicated to providing proton beam therapy will be opened in the UK within in the next three to five years.

Health minister Ann Keen said: “This is significant news for patients with rare cancers, especially children. They will receive a better quality of treatment and will not suffer from potential side effects such hearing loss and reduced IQ.”

Meanwhile, Brits fall short when it comes to knowing and identifying the symptoms of cancer, according to a study from Cancer Research UK.

It found that one in seven people cannot name a single warning sign of the disease.

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