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Adjournment debate

On 8 February 2012, Lib Dem MP Tessa Munt led an adjournment debate on the future of stereotactic body radiotherapy treatment in England.

Ms Munt is campaigning for more cancer patients to have access to the latest radiotherapy treatments.

The MP for Wells argues conventional radiotherapy uses large beams of radiation, takes a long time to kill cancer tumours and often damages healthy tissue in the process.

The newest form of treatment, stereotactic body radiotherapy treatment, uses small, multiple and highly-focused beams of energy that delivers radiation directly on to the tumour and avoids damage to healthy tissue.

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