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RI.P. Linda Bellingham.

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RI.P. Linda Bellingham.

Sad news, Linda Bellingham list her fight with cancer.  Lovely lady.  Cry
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Sad news; more here.
It was only a week or so ago that I was reading that she had stopped treatment so that she could spend more time with her family and had hoped to survive till Christmas.
loved the Oxo ads Smiley

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Reading BBC site I see that she decided to stop chemo because of what it was actually doing to her.
I can understand this as side effects can be vicious,
Feb 2009 I voluntarily had a course of accelerated chemo prior to surgery. It was supposed to be 3 sessions and I didn't make the third session as it would probably have killed me.
I was really relieved when consultant at Churchill ( Oxford) said they wouldn't risk any more treatment.
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Lovely Linda Bellingham, a very good actress, but will be remember by certain generations as the OXO girl with that surprisingly sexy voice and look, don't know if it was really intentional, but I always found it so, but times were different then.
Sadly missed.
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A tragic loss! I'm shocked, I didn't even know she had cancer yet alone stopping treatment.
I still remember her in the oxo ads too and a comedy with that bloke from new tricks back in the late 80's (can't remember what it was called).
Very sad news.
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Second Thoughts and the sequel Faith in the Future both in the early 90's, though.

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A tragic loss! I'm shocked, I didn't even know she had cancer yet alone stopping treatment.
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same here
It seems to be the OXO ads that we remember the most
A household name that will be sadly missed  Cry
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So sad!  Cry Cry Cry
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Re: RI.P. Linda Bellingham.

As petlew said she will be remembered for the OXO ads but she was also a very good actress. Sad news after a long illness.
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Very sad she was a great actress.
Hard to imagine the suffering she must have gone through.
Far more money should go into cancer research as thousands of people  suffer as a result of it.
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In fairness the government did increase the budget for cancer along with heart problems. Cancer research has advanced tremendously in the past 10 years but there is still a long way to go.
The treatment for prostate cancer is one that has developed hugely in recent years.
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@artmo,
Whilst I full accept what you say  I think even more money and better facilities should be available for suffers and their families.
You mention prostate cancer but the amount of money spent on it is small compared to other types of cancer and thousands of men die as a result of it.
Present tests such as  PSA tests are hit and miss as are biopsies which are uncomfortable to say the least.
Scans are not invasive procedures yet  most hospitals still stick to the older tests mentioned.
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In fairness the government did increase the budget for cancer along with heart problems. Cancer research has advanced tremendously in the past 10 years but there is still a long way to go.
The treatment for prostate cancer is one that has developed hugely in recent years.

That may well be the case but we're still lagging behind hugely. Look at the proton beam therapy that the kings went to with their little lad that we do not have here - and thats in a country that was once considered poor compared to the UK.
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@gleneagles, prostate cancer is one that has made the most strides in recent years. I'm not sure scans are available to detect it Undecided  I know my urology surgeon, who works both in the UK and US, still uses PSA and biopsies. These are still used in the US as well.
@7up, PBT is presently being introduced in the UK. It is available in a small number of private hospitals I believe and being installed in NHS facilities now.
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More sad news Sad