It’s ready, teddy, go for new breast cancer treatments

It’s ready, teddy, go for new breast cancer treatments

“Life-changing radiotherapy treatment has arrived at the Great Western Hospital and has been trialled – on teddy bears.

The new intra-operative radiotherapy could change the lives of 150 Swindon women each year but, in order to keep the machine on the premises, the GWH needs to raise a total of £75,000 in order to pay for the lease.

Last week, staff at the hospital began training on the machine with the use of fluffy bears and the help of doctors from Germany.

Nathan Coombs, consultant breast surgeon at the GWH, said: “It’s fantastic. It’s arrived earlier than we expected and it’s really going to put Swindon on the map because, not only will we be able to deliver this new treatment, but we are also part of an international research study.”

Read the full article at the Swindon Advertiser.

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