Cancer patients who struggle to pay their energy bills: Thousands are behind with one in four owing more than 200

Cancer patients who struggle to pay their energy bills: Thousands are behind with one in four owing more than 200As much as 2.8million is owed by sufferers to heating companies in the UKThree in ten said that they have had to turn off the heating in the last three monthsAccording to Macmillan Cancer Support a third wore outdoor clothing inside | UPDATED: 08:55 GMT, 27 December 2012 Around 27,000 cancer patients in the UK are behind with paying their fuel bills Thousands of cancer sufferers are caught up in a 3million energy bills nightmare after falling behind with their payments, claims a leading charity. Around 27,000 cancer patients in the UK are behind with paying their fuel bills – with the debts of one in four exceeding 200. As much as 2.8million is owed by sufferers to heating companies in the UK, according to new research by Macmillan Cancer Support

Breast cancer deaths can be halved after 10 years of "wonder drug" Tamoxifen

Breast cancer deaths halved if patients given 'wonder drug' Tamoxifen for 10 years, not fiveTamoxifen is an anti-oestrogen drug that was developed over 30 years ago Most of the extra protection occurred after the end of the 10 year treatment period | UPDATED: 22:24 GMT, 5 December 2012 Breast check: Women are recommended to feel their breasts regularly and go to the GP if they notice any changes Breast cancer deaths can be halved after 10 years of treatment with the drug tamoxifen, research has shown. The widely used drug prevents oestrogen fuelling breast cancer in hormone-sensitive patients.

Labrador Lycka to undergo human heart surgery in Paris hospital after vets said they could not operate

Heart surgeons agree to operate on pet Labrador as vets were unable to helpLabrador Lycka has a rare heart condition that vets could not treatTop Paris hospital said it would help after Facebook campaignDoctors said they would work for free as owner could not afford surgery | UPDATED: 11:50 GMT, 30 November 2012 Happy-go-lucky: Nine-month-old labrador Lycka is set to undergo human heart surgery at a top Paris hospital after vets said they could not perform the operation A labrador with a rare heart condition is to receive specialist treatment normally reserved for humans after vets said they could not help.