A retired Met police dog handler who underwent robotic surgery at The Royal Marsden hopes his story will encourage other men to get tested for prostate cancer.

Dave “Lucky” Edwards underwent the operation less than two months after the tumour was detected in his prostate. And now, he is expected to make a full recovery without the need for radiotherapy or chemotherapy.

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Research developments have seen more women survive primary breast cancer in recent years .

The Royal Marsden delivers advances in research that continue to influence patient care. The Ralph Lauren Centre for Breast Cancer Research incorporates four strands of pioneering research, drawing upon new technological advances to allow rapid and in-depth analysis of our patients’ disease.

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“I wanted to do The Marsden March as a way of expressing my thanks and gratitude for the amazing care and treatment I received in 2015 after being diagnosed with breast cancer.

“My diagnosis started an unbelievably stressful time in my life and when I became a patient of The Royal Marsden I was very nervous especially as I was a nurse working in cancer research at the time.

“I’m looking...
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A look at the life and legacy of Dr William Marsden, founder of The Royal Marsden #MarsdenLegacy
Here’s Natasha talking about her 'Superhero Son' Sebastian and why she took part in last year’s Marsden March:

“When he was 18-months, he was diagnosed with cancer. When we got to The Royal Marsden, they took away his pain and got him happy again - and he was smiling and running around.

“We just needed to say ‘thank you.’”

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Two years ago Sophie Armitage was on the BBC's Panorama programme ‘Can You Cure My Cancer?. Sophie continues to do well on the same drug trial at The Royal Marsden and is currently enjoying secondary school.

“It was a unique experience and exciting to be on television,” says Sophie. “Since then, I have moved to a grammar school and I still visit the hospital to have regular CT scans.

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It was World Cancer day last weekend - here's a look at some of the highlights

World Cancer Day

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Every year, over 300 volunteers give up their Sunday to help make The Marsden March the wonderful event it is. We – and our walkers – couldn’t do it without them.

This year, the Marsden March is taking place on Sunday 19 March. Why not join us as a volunteer and help us make the event another big success?

Marsden March 2017

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Why did The Royal Marsden and The Institute of Cancer Research scan a crab? ????

Why The Royal Marsden used a crab to test the MR Linac

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How the contents of this drawer changed the lives of cancer patients around the globe.
"I am an artist living and working in Kingston.”

“I was diagnosed with cancer in 2015. Since my diagnosis I have been receiving palliative chemotherapy as a patient of The Royal Marsden.

“I have received absolutely wonderful support from everyone that has been involved with my treatment and care since diagnosis: medical staff, technical staff, administration staff and ancillary staff.

“In...
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A touching gift to the Medical Day Unit in Chelsea from a loving husband...
A big thank you to everyone who's been supporting us for #WorldCancerDay.

Together we’ll get closer to a future beyond cancer #ActOfUnity
So, where are you with your The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity unity band on #WorldCancerDay?

Whether you’re at a football match, strolling through the market or even skydiving, we want to see where you are with your Unity Band.

Share your pictures below and we’ll pick the best for a collage at the end of the day.

Here’s one of our supporters Izzy getting ready for ballet class and then...
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“Being told that your child has cancer is not something you can ever imagine or put into words.”

“The hardest thing was seeing Eric lose his long hair because it was a sign that he really did have cancer. He is coping really well and has been absolutely amazing throughout - he’s our superhero.”

“The Royal Marsden has been fantastic and the doctors, nurses and staff are all great with the...
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Ahead of #WorldCancerDay on 4 February, our Medical Director Dr Nicholas van As highlights how we are leading the way in areas such as radiotherapy, drug development and robotic surgery

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Look who popped in to see the staff and patients yesterday…

Thanks to James McAvoy for visiting us, and for wearing our Unity Band for #WorldCancerDay.

World Cancer Day is on February 4 when cancer organisations across the globe raise awareness and fundraise to make a difference to the people affected by the disease.

Why not share pictures of you wearing The Royal Marsden Unity Band in the...
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Fancy being 1 of the lucky 16,000 runners at the Royal Parks Half Marathon? Sign up here for your guaranteed #TeamMarsden place: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon charity run for The Royal Marsden

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As the first Trust in England to introduce two da Vinci surgical systems to the operating theatre, we are celebrating a decade of robotic surgery at The Royal Marsden.

The da Vinci robot makes it possible for surgeons to make microscopic incisions with greater accuracy and control than ever before.

Find out how supporters of the charity helped: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Celebrating ten years of robotic surgery

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