Cutting edge cancer care

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Cancer is such an evil disease, which causes so much sorrow in people’s lives, it is always nice to have a story with a happy ending.

Advances in care and treatment are always being made with the city often at the forefront of any breakthroughs at Weston Park Hospital and the Royal Hallamshire Hospital.

Grandad Clive Stone benefited from a brilliant piece of equipment in the city which uses focused beams of gamma radiation to treat lesions with 0.1mm of precision.

Clive underwent several bouts of stereotactic radiosurgery – also known as Gamma Knife – at the city’s Royal Hallamshire and Thornbury hospitals after his kidney cancer spread to his brain.

It is reassuring to know that once again Sheffield is at the cutting edge of the fight against cancer.

The disease will no doubt have an affect on everyone who reads this – whether it is personal or with a family member.

Having this piece of equipment on the doorstep can only help to give people hope during most difficult circumstances.

We wish Clive well in his continued recovery and congratulate him on being awarded a British Empire Medal for his campaigning work to raise funds to fight cancer.