NICE ratify Papillon low energy X-ray Brachytherapy treatment for UK rectal cancer patients

  The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has issued full guidance to the NHS in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland on, Low energy contact X-ray brachytherapy (the Papillon technique) for early stage rectal cancer, in September 2015.     Description Low-energy contact X-ray brachytherapy (CXB; the Papillion technique) aims to improve…

Hazel’s Story

The day I was diagnosed with bowel cancer, I was dumbstruck, and the day that I was informed that I needed surgery to remove a section of my bowel, sew up my bum and attach a colostomy bag, was the end for me, emotionally and physically.  I could not envisage my future. I could only see…

Peter’s Story

Hi, My Name is Pete and I am 56 years of age. Back in 2008 I was diagnosed by my GP with a prolapsed pile or haemorrhoid and also I was told that I had irritable bowel syndrome, I was prescribed cream for the haemorrhoid and tablets for the irritable bowel. I was told that the bleeding…

My Mum’s Story

My wonderful mother, Barbara Francis was aged 78 when she was diagnosed with Bowel Cancer in the lower part of the rectum.  Whilst the Consultants and medical professionals in South Wales have been wonderful in their treatment of my mother, it is England and in particularly the services of Professor Sun Myint at Clatterbridge Oncology Hospital in…