The cancer survival lottery: More patients are surviving than ever but where you live can make a real difference

The cancer survival lottery: More patients are surviving than ever but where you live can make a real difference For men, biggest increase in survival was in colon and prostate cancerIn women, biggest leap in survival was seen in cervical cancer patientsBut patients still face wide variations depending on where they live By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 18:06 GMT, 18 April 2013 | UPDATED: 18:06 GMT, 18 April 2013 Cancer patients face 'wide and persistent' variations in survival rates depending on where they live, according to a new report.

Up to 25,000 patients wrongly struck off GP lists as part of cost-cutting drive

Up to 25,000 patients wrongly struck off GP lists as part of cost-cutting drive Practice staff were told to trawl lists and strike-off any patients who have died or moved awayFollowed concern that GPs were being overpaid But thousands of genuine patients have also been removed, potentially risking their health By Sophie Borland Health Reporter PUBLISHED: 17:19 GMT, 11 February 2013 | UPDATED: 17:21 GMT, 11 February 2013 Up to 25,000 patients have been wrongly removed from GP lists in an NHS cost-cutting drive.

WeightWatchers "is the best diet plan": NHS study finds slimmers who attend their classes shed the most weight

WeightWatchers 'is the best diet plan': NHS study finds slimmers who attend their classes shed the most weight Patients lost an average of almost 12lb after a 12-week course, according to research Company says it does better job of motivating slimmers | UPDATED: 12:58 GMT, 20 December 2012 Patsy Kensit was recently unveiled as WeightWatchers Celebrity Ambassador.

Woman with rare stomach condition which has caused her to lose nearly half her body weight begs NHS for an operation – to pile on the pounds

Woman with rare stomach condition which has caused her to lose nearly half her body weight begs NHS for an operation – to PILE ON the poundsAlison Jukes suffers vomiting and nausea whenever she tries to eat or drinkShe is kept alive by tube feeding nutrients directly to her stomachHer weight has plummeted from 12st in 2010 to just seven stone today | UPDATED: 07:12 GMT, 13 September 2012 A woman with a rare disorder which has caused her to shed nearly half her body weight has been turned down by the NHS for an operation to help her to gain weight.

Musgrove Park Hospital: Toddler who had broken her leg sent home with cast on WRONG limb

Blundering hospital sent injured child home with a plaster cast on the wrong limb Toddler walked around on broken leg for five days after mistakeWas in agony after trampoline accident | UPDATED: 08:48 GMT, 16 August 2012 Blundering doctors sent a toddler with a fractured leg home after putting a cast on the wrong limb.

Toddler Wren Bowell survives after falling on pencil which pierced her eye socket and lodged in her brain

One millimetre from death: Toddler survives miraculously after falling on to a pencil which pierced her eye socket and lodged in her brain. Wren Bowell tripped over a stair-gate forcing the pencil she was carrying through her eye socketIt bounced off her eyeball and missed three major blood vessels but ended up jammed 1.5inc into the front of her brainDoctors spent four hours operating on her to save her life and remove a section of her skull

Miracle mother with terminal cancer blames NHS delay in approving treatment for incurable disease

'Miracle' mother with terminal cancer blames NHS delay in approving treatment for incurable disease A young 'miracle' mother claims a two-month NHS delay in approving specialist cancer treatment has left her facing death and unable to beat the disease. Kerry Dunn, 46, asked her local Primary Care Trust to fund 18,000 Cyberknife radiotherapy treatment in October to help battle cancer in her mesentery tissue