Some health care procedures will be delayed on Monday due to Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral, although UK hospitals may still offer cancer treatment.
In honor of Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral on Monday, September 19, the UK declared a bank holiday. As such, banks, schools and corporations across England will close and some hospital appointments will be cancelled.
The more than 1,200 hospitals affiliated with the National Health Services (NHS) will be on a bank holiday, although the trust has, according to the BBC, encouraged each individual hospital to determine which appointments should be postponed.
In Wales, many hospitals will offer emergency services, while some will continue to provide chemotherapy, dialysis and other life-sustaining treatments, while most surgical appointments, GP appointments and pharmacies are likely to close, according to BBC News.
Ryan Reynolds had a polyp removed after sharing his colonoscopy experience.
Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, both 45-year-old actors who now star in the FX series “Welcome to Wrexham,” shared a video of themselves having a colonoscopy for Lead From Behind, an initiative of the Colorectal Cancer Alliance destined to “make colon cancer famous”.
After undergoing the colonoscopy, the doctor told Reynolds that he found and removed a polyp on the right side of his colon.
“You’re interrupting the natural history of a disease process that could have ended up becoming cancer and causing all kinds of problems,” the doctor told Reynolds in the video.
The sister of Clemson football player Bryan Bresee has died of brain cancer.
Bryan Bresee recently announced that his 15-year-old sister, Ella, has died of brain cancer. The Clemson University defensive tackle shared the news on social media.
“My beautiful sister Ella, you amazed me every day with the fight you put up and how cheerful you were constantly during this battle,” Bresee wrote on Instagram. “I never thought that he would be sitting here today saying goodbye to you. I want to thank you for bringing happiness not only to me but to so many people.”
She visited Clemson last week and the team planned to honor her during a game this weekend, though she had to return home when her health deteriorated.
A cancer survivor has received a painting of Dolly Parton along with a video message from the country music star.
When Kentucky native Ann Marie Davis was diagnosed with cancer, plans she had made with her sister, Kim Rager, to visit Dolly Parton’s Graduate Nashville Hotel were put on hold.
To cheer her sister up, Rager painted a picture of Parton for Davis and reached out to the country music singer, who ended up sending Davis a video.
“I just want to leave your message saying that we are all thinking of you and helping you get well soon,” Parton said in the video message. “(Your sister) says you are a fan. So thanks for being a fan… I’m sure she’ll do fine. I just wanted to tell you that I will always love you.”
A new series on Apple TV+ will show how cancer affects not only the patient, but also their loved ones.
“Life by Ella,” a family drama that recently launched on Apple TV+, will tell the story of a high school girl trying to get back to a normal life after undergoing chemotherapy treatment. The series will show how the treatment affected Ella, as well as her family and best friends.
“I think that, sadly, almost everyone has been touched by cancer, either by some degree of separation; it is so frequent. Jeff (Holden, the show’s other co-creator) and I have friends and family who have had cancer. Some of whom went through the treatment process and came out the other side, (cancer) just changed people,” show co-creator Tim Pollock told Forbes.
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