Kingsman Dave Shaw shot dead in Afghanistan saves 4 lives with his donated organs

Soldier shot dead in Afghanistan saves four lives with his donated organs Kingsman Dave Shaw, 23, became 440th British soldier to die in Afghanistan His donated organs saved the lives of seriously ill patients in Birmingham Despite their suffering, his parents believe he died for worthy cause , and his family said he relished the extra responsibility his veteran status afforded him.

Women, 47, forced to have leg amputated after discovering "blood blister" is deadly cancer

Women, 47, forced to have leg amputated after discovering 'blood blister' is deadly cancer 'If I don't have my leg amputated I will die,' says distraught grandmother Has suffered with a chronic condition that causes swelling for 20 yearsThought cancer was a blood blister | UPDATED: 14:30 GMT, 2 October 2012 A grandmother will have her leg amputated after developing what she thought was a blood blister.

Cannabis smokers "more likely to develop testicular cancer although risk can be reduced by using COCAINE"

Cannabis smokers 'more likely to develop testicular cancer although risk can be reduced by using COCAINE'Researchers find link between recreational cannabis use and an increased risk of developing subtypes of testicular cancer that tend to carry a worse prognosis | UPDATED: 06:54 GMT, 10 September 2012 Men who smoke cannabis are at greater risk of testicular cancer, a new study suggests, but men who use cocaine may be at a lower risk from the disease.

NY Med: Cancer patient comforts doctor during prognosis

Tender moment patient, 75, with incurable stomach cancer comforts her doctor after HE breaks down during horrific prognosis | UPDATED: 20:25 GMT, 22 August 2012 Delivering devastating news to a patient and offering them words of comfort afterwards must be one of the hardest parts of the job for any doctor.

Woman, 27, who beat cancer twice vows to battle on despite being told she has two months to live due to terminal brain tumour

Woman, 27, who beat brain cancer twice vows to fight on despite being given months to live Brain tumour has returned for a third time – and surgeons are unable to operateDespite bleak prognosis, Lyndsey refuses to give up hope | UPDATED: 23:32 GMT, 30 July 2012 Lyndsey Roughton is battling a third brain tumour.

Help save our daughter: Parents" pleas to raise 150,000 to save their little girl with the one-in-a-million form of liver cancer

Parents' need to raise 150,000 in 18 days to save daughter with a one-in-a-million form of liver cancer Parents have partly remortgaged their home to raise money for operation | UPDATED: 13:06 GMT, 26 June 2012 Sophie Roberts was first diagnosed with cancer in June 2011 The parents of a two-year-old girl who has liver cancer have just 18 days to raise 152,000 for a life-saving operation.

The SWAN children: Each year it affects 6,000 British children but no doctor can diagnose or cure it

The SWAN children: Meet some of the 6,000 British children who suffer from Syndrome Without A Name that no doctor can diagnose By Alice Smellie PUBLISHED: 22:32 GMT, 24 March 2012 | UPDATED: 00:09 GMT, 25 March 2012 At six weeks old, Meg Devereux-Roberts smiled.

When Bill Tarmey quit Coronation Street many thought it was for his own health, but here he reveals it was to care for his son

When Bill Tarmey quit Coronation Street many thought it was for his own health, but here he reveals it was to care for his son Carl with his actor father Bill Tarmey When Bill Tarmey left Coronation Street in November 2010 after almost 30 years playing Jack Duckworth, it was widely assumed that the 70-year-old had been urged by doctors to take it easy after a quintuple heart bypass.

DR ELLIE CANNON: Nearly 2,000 people in Britain are diagnosed with thyroid cancer but the outlook can be good when diagnosed early

Nearly 2,000 people in Britain are diagnosed with thyroid cancer but the outlook can be good when diagnosed early Just months after her landslide election victory last October, Argentinian president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner – dubbed the next Eva Peron – is having treatment for thyroid cancer. The 58-year-old had surgery last week and the good news for her and the 1,800 Britons diagnosed with the condition each year is that the outlook is generally good when the cancer is caught early. President Fernandez of Argentina was undergoing treatment for thyroid cancer but it was announced on Saturday she did not actually have the disease What and where is the thyroid It’s a gland in the front of the neck which produces hormones that control metabolism.