Sarcoma South UK Support Group Blog

RNOH Stanmore

Posted by Steve on Tuesday 12th May

Those of us who are being treated at Royal National Orthopaedic Hopsital, Stanmore know what a brilliant hospital it is. As part of an appeal they have just made a fascinating video about the work that it does at

They are also going to be on The One Show on Wednesday 13th May at 7pm BBC1.


The Healing Power of Your Own Medical Records

Posted by Sheila on Wednesday 13th May

This article The Healing Power of Your Own Medical Records in the New York Times is about a student at MIT who discovered his own brain cancer, has a video of the 10 hour operation to remove it, has copies of all his scans, 300 clinical reports, genetic data etc. He even has a 3-D printed copy of the tumour.

His case points to what medical experts say could be gained if patients had full and easier access to their medical information. Better-informed patients, they say, are more likely to take better care of themselves, comply with prescription drug regimens and even detect early-warning signals of illness, as Mr. Keating did.


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