After surviving four cancer operations and being forced to live in communal housing and on handouts, mum of two Patrycja Wydrzyńska from Gdańsk says she has emerged from her troubles stronger and now wants to help others who need assistance.
Poland is to increase funding to cancer hospitals by 3 percent, the head of the National Health Fund (NFZ) said on Wednesday.
A bill setting up a medical fund to cover cancer, rare diseases and other specialist treatment was signed into law by President Andrzej Duda on Tuesday.
Poland's first Virtual Research Institute (WIB) will work on the development of new drugs, mainly those to fight cancer, Deputy PM and Development, Labour and Technology Minister Jaroslaw Gowin said at an event which launched the institute on Friday.
A special clip facilitating the diagnosis of skin tumours, including melanoma, has been developed by scientists from two universities in Katowice, southern Poland - the University of Silesia and the Medical University of Silesia.
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It took Ewa Harapin and her friend days to reach the 2,172-metre peak of Szpiglasowy Wierch in the Tatra Mountains.
The CarnaLife Holo system presents a 3D map of where to cut and what obstructions are present, and allows surgeons to create a holographic image that can be rotated and examined helping surgeons better plan and carry out operations.
Procedures had to be modified to operate on the infant, who was suffering from a rare type of cancer.
The European Parliament (EP) has established a special committee on the fight against cancer to be headed by an MEP of the Polish opposition Civic Platform (PO) or Polish People's Party (PSL) camp.