Papillon X-ray Brachy is making national Press, after its NICE ratification, with its use of low energy X-rays to kill cancer cells; allowing better local control of small rectal cancer tumours and offering patients a real alternative to radical surgery and a permanent stoma.
The bowel cancer operation that means you DON’T need a colostomy bag
- Businesswoman Judith Blount was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2014 after she noticed blood when she went to the loo
- Doctors told her she’d need her rectum removed and have to wear a colostomy bag for the rest of her life
- Instead, she tried a treatment using low-energy radiotherapy called Papillon, which successfully cured her
A new, less invasive form of radiotherapy is now recommended for bowel cancer by the health watchdog. Judith Blount, 49, a businesswoman from Derbyshire, underwent the treatment…