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A costly cure?

  • Skeggs, David.
Date
1997
  • Videos

About this work

Description

This programme reports on the side-effects of radiotherapy, which can be devastating and occasionally fatal. Hundreds of women in the UK who received radiotherapy treatment for cervical, pelvic and breast cancer developed burning of those areas, blocked bowels, damaged ribcages, nerve damage, and some have had to have their bladders removed. This could be as a result of overdose, and bad practice on the part of the medical teams. Pressure groups want consultants to give patients more information on potential side-effects of radiotherapy, as well as form a standard of treatment throughout the UK.

Publication/Creation

UK : BBC, 1997.

Physical description

1 videocassette (VHS) (40 min.) : sound, color.

Notes

Broadcast on 2 June, 1997

Creator/production credits

Presented by David Taylor, produced by Nicola Colton, edited by Finlay Milne and filmed by Pete Coley.

Copyright note

BBC

Type/Technique

Languages

  • English


Where to find it

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