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‘ Inoperable’ lung cancer patient given hope after life-saving surgery

Lung cancer patient Ivor Miller, 72, shares his experience of obtaining a second opinion after being told that nothing could be done to remove his tumour. Two years ago, Mr…

MRI for Cystic Fibrosis and PCD

As leaders in the field of cardiac and respiratory care, Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals Specialist Care Outpatients and Diagnostics at 77 Wimpole Street are contributing to valuable research into…

VATS Lobectomy or Traditional Lung Cancer Surgery

Lung cancer is the third most common cancer in the UK and accounts for approximately 13% of all cancers. It also has the highest mortality rate in the UK for…

Diagnosing asthma in children under 2

It is common for infants to have recurrent episodes of cough and wheeze with colds and be completely well in between episodes. Usually, they will be diagnosed as having episodic…

Hope in the fight against lung cancer

Harefield Hospital’s Dr Paras Dalal is finding great success in the treatment of lung cancer with percutaneous tumour ablation. Lung cancer remains the largest cause of cancer deaths world-wide. Despite…

Research latest: blood test developed to diagnose cancer

New research, led by Mr Eric Lim, consultant thoracic surgeon at Royal Brompton Hospital, could revolutionise the way cancer is diagnosed in the future.  The pioneering test, which they believe will eventually be…

The Hay Fever Season: Are you prepared..?

For many who live in the UK, summer is a time of spending more time outdoors. But for the 16 million people who suffer from hay fever, the summer months…

RB&HH staff share expertise on visit to China

In early January, Professor Mike Polkey, consultant physician, and Bhavin Mehta, physiotherapist, travelled to China to assist in setting up a new study to compare pulmonary rehabilitation with Tai Chi…

Call for lung cancer screening in UK to save lives

Following the release of US data, Professor John Field of Liverpool University suggests that planning should start immediately for a new lung cancer screening service targeting older smokers in the…

New technique launched for lung cancer keyhole surgery

Consultants at Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals are using a new form of keyhole surgery for lung cancer, using just one small incision. Our surgical team believes that this may…