New Zealand woman suffers horrific INTERNAL burns after routine procedure suffers "catastrophic equipment failure"

Woman suffers horrific INTERNAL burns after 'catastrophic equipment failure' during routine gynae operation Jo Partridge, 36, visited hospital for the routine procedure thermal ablationInvolved inserting balloon filled with 87C water to burn womb lining But was left scalded after balloon burst inside her during freak accident She was then left untreated for internal burns by medics for five days11 months later she remains in pain and has had 35 operations to recover PUBLISHED: 15:26 GMT, 23 April 2013 | UPDATED: 15:49 GMT, 23 April 2013 A woman suffered horrific internal burns after scalding water burst from a medical balloon while it was still inside her.

Kidney cancer patients denied life-extending drug as NHS watchdog declares it "not cost effective"

Kidney cancer patients denied life-extending drug as NHS watchdog declares it 'not cost effective' NICE says that the NHS should not provide axitinibThe drug can extend the lives of people with advanced kidney cancer but has been deemed not 'cost effective'It works by cutting off the blood supply to the tumour By Jenny Hope Medical Correspondent PUBLISHED: 12:23 GMT, 28 March 2013 | UPDATED: 17:06 GMT, 28 March 2013 Thousands of people with kidney cancer that has spread are to be denied a new pill that could prolong their lives, claim doctors.

Simple saliva test for breast and prostate cancer will soon be available at your GP for just 5

5 saliva test that assesses risk of cancer: It will be available at your GP surgery Test would detect high risk of breast cancer and prostate tumours Patients could then be monitored to catch tumours at early stageGenetic testing come about after four years of analysis by 1,000 scientists Doubled the number of genes linked to breast, ovarian and prostate cancers By Fiona Macrae PUBLISHED: 16:03 GMT, 27 March 2013 | UPDATED: 00:38 GMT, 28 March 2013 A saliva swab that tests for the genetic risk of two of the deadliest cancers could soon be available at GPs’ surgeries.

Magnetic resonance fingerprinting: The revolutionary new scanner that can spot cancer in SECONDS

The revolutionary new scanner that can spot cancer in SECONDS Improved version of MRI could detect life-threatening diseases when they are at their most treatableUses mathematical formulas to figure out in a matter of seconds if a patient has anything to worry aboutUses unique fingerprints of each individual body tissue and disease to quickly diagnose problems By James Rush PUBLISHED: 19:51 GMT, 13 March 2013 | UPDATED: 18:44 GMT, 14 March 2013 Scan: An improved version of MRI can spot the earliest stages of life-threatening diseases, researchers have said.

Stephanie Knight"s bucket list: The modest but heartbreaking final wishes of a woman dying from cancer

A trip to a spa, a day at the seaside and being a bride for a day: The modest but heartbreaking final wishes of the 21-year-old dying from cancer Stephanie Knight was diagnosed with a rare cancer when she was just 17Told her condition was terminal on New Year's Day 2012Has now drawn up a bucket list – including a having a hen do, being a bride for the day and number of wishes for her beloved friends and family but this time it failed to work.

Cancer will no longer be "a death sentence": DNA-based treatment to transform lives within 10 years

Cancer will no longer be 'a death sentence': DNA-based treatment to transform lives within 10 years, say scientists Scientists 'close to radical technique to develop personalised treatments'Want to sequence DNA of tumours in patients to deliver tailored treatmentCould help patients to carry on for a decade in relatively good healthHopes that cancer could become a chronic disease rather than a killer It would pave way for radical forms of diagnosis, surveillance and therapy By Ben Spencer PUBLISHED: 04:17 GMT, 29 January 2013 | UPDATED: 10:28 GMT, 29 January 2013 Cancer will become a manageable condition rather than a death sentence within a decade, experts boldly predicted yesterday.

Girl, 5, given all clear for brain tumour after family funded U.S treatment denied by NHS, dies after cancer returns

Girl, 5, given all clear for brain tumour after family funded U.S treatment denied by NHS, dies after cancer returns Ruby was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2009 and needed specialist radiation treatmentNHS refused to put her on project to send children to U.S for the treatment saying her survival chances were too lowParents raised 170,000 and she was given all clear in 2010 after treatmentCancer returned in 2011 and sadly further treatment could not eradicate the disease By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 11:43 GMT, 8 January 2013 | UPDATED: 11:44 GMT, 8 January 2013 A brave five-year-old girl who was given the all clear for a brain tumour after the NHS 'abandoned' her has died just months after the cancer returned.

Cryoablation: The icy blast using freezing gas that kills off kidney cancer without the need for surgery

The icy blast using freezing gas that kills off kidney cancer without the need for surgery Cryoablation freezes and destroys the cancer using argon gas passed to the tumour tissue through fine needles in the patient's skinNo surgery is needed and patients can leave hospital the next day Suitable for patients with tumours less than 2in in diameter or for those where surgery is considered too risky | UPDATED: 10:26 GMT, 23 December 2012 A remarkable procedure that uses freezing gas to destroy kidney cancers is offering hope to the 8,000 Britons diagnosed with the disease each year.

Toddler enjoys first family Christmas at home, after having ELEVEN tumours removed from all over her body

Toddler enjoys first family Christmas at home after having ELEVEN tumours removed from all over her body Lily Atkinson, 2, was diagnosed with cancer neuroblastoma a week before her first birthdayTumours spread to her skull, arms, legs, spine, pelvis and chestAfter undergoing eight rounds of chemotherapy she is now strong enough to enjoy Christmas with all her family | UPDATED: 18:24 GMT, 14 December 2012 A brave two-year-old girl who battled with multiple tumours all over her body is to enjoy her first real family Christmas at home.