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Mammoth sentence for “quack doctor”: 8 times life plus another 50 years in prison

One of the biggest sentences in the Greek judicial system was imposed to the “quack doctor” responsible for the death of seven cancer patients. The Mixed Jury Court in Athens sentenced 50-year-old Nikolaos Kontostathis to 8 times life, 50 years imprisonment and 327,000 euro fine. The sentences cover the charges …

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Olympics winner Alexandros Nikolaidis dies of rare cancer form at 42

Twice Olympics Tae Kwon Do silver medalist Alexandros Nikolaidis passed away at the age of 42. He was battling an extreme rare form of cancer for the last two years. Nikolaidis had also served as deputy spokesman for the main opposition party left-wing SYRIZA. The great athlete and father two …

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Greece to provide treatment to Ukrainian children suffering from cancer

Greece has offered to provide treatment to Ukrainian children suffering from cancer. Health Minister Thanos Plevris made this offer to his Ukrainian counterpart Victor Liashko through a teleconference. The main topic of discussion was the transfer of children suffering from cancer, as well as their families, from Ukraine to the …

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Greece to finally proceed with programs for oncology patients, incl National Cancer Registry

On the World Cancer Day 2022, Greece’s health ministry announced to finally proceed a series of programs for oncology patients. Among others, these measures include “Home Care”,  the upgrade of care for cancer patients via technology and a National Cancer Registry as Greece is one of the few European countries …

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Fofi Gennimata: Thousands Greeks say Farewell to leader of socialist KINAL

Covered with the Greek flag, the flag of PASOK and the flag of KINAL the coffin of Fofi Gennimata was laid to state at the Athens Cathedral on Wednesday morning, as thousands of people said farewell to one of the last dignified politicians in Greece. Her family, her friends and …

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KINAL leader Fofi Gennimata dies at 56 after a long battle with cancer

Fofi Gennimata, the leader of Movement for Change (KINALPASOK) died at 12:04 Monday noon hospital Evangelismos announced. Gennimata had been battling cancer for over a decade and was hospitalized two weeks ago. Monday morning media reported that her health condition had deteriorated. She had reportedly fell in ischemic shock of …

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Leader of KINAL, Fofi Gennimata, withdraws from leadership race due to health reasons

Fofi Gennimata, the leader of socialist opposition party Movement for Change (KINAL/PASOK) announced on Tuesday afternoon that she will not run in upcoming party elections for leadership due to health reasons.  Gennimata announced her withdrawal from the leadership race on a tweet in which she wrote: “The deterioration of my …

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Cancer neglected during pandemic, say Greek medical experts

Greek medical experts say the number of cancer screenings has plunged 90% during the pandemic, depriving many people of a timely diagnosis. The Covid-19 pandemic brought a dysfunction of the national health care system as public hospitals turned into single disease treatment facilities, thus creating a “hostage situation” for cancer …

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Greece launches National Register for children and teens with cancer

Greece has launched a National Register for children and teenagers with cancer ailments. The registration of patients is mandatory and is done by the doctor presiding over the case, via the e-prescription system. Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Monday met two children that have recovered from cancer, Nefeli and Philippos, …

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Cancer patient infected with Covid-19 in Larissa oncology clinic dies

A cancer patient who got infected with Covid-19 in the oncology clinic of the University hospital in Larissa, central Greece, died Monday noon. The 53-year-old man needed hospitalization in the clinic where a total of 25 patients and health personnel were tested positive with the virus last week. The deceased, …

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Pseudo-doctor arrested as responsible for the death of 3 people, incl. 2 minors

Greek police arrested a man, a pseudo-doctor, as responsible for the death of three cancer patients. Among his victims were two children, aged 14 and 16, and a 76-year-old man. The man would falsely identify himself as a doctor, convince his victims or their relatives to interrupt the therapies. He …

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Athens sees history as runner completes marathon in every country in the world

A British endurance athlete has become he first person to run the length of a marathon in every country in the world after completing the Athens Marathon. Exactly 694 days after he set off on his mission to run the famous distance in all 196 UN-recognised countries in January 2018, …

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Chemotherapy treatment “postponed” in big Athens hospital due to lack of funds

Cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy in Attiko Hospital in Athens were shocked to be informed that their treatment is postponed on indefinite time. The patients were informed by phone on Thursday. Hospital workers president and doctor at Attiko ICU, Mihalis Rizos, told news outlet documentonews.gr, that hospital employees learned form the …

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Hospital doctor arrested for €3,000 in bribes by pauper cancer patient

A chief surgeon at a big hospital in Athens was arrested on Friday, after a cancer patient filed a complaint to police that the doctor had extorted a total of 3,000 euros. The 50-year-old doctor is well-known in Athens and is working at the Ippokrateio Public Hospital. During a police …

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Greek Police investigates whether cancer patients received less medication by members of cancer drugs mafia

For the cancer drugs mafia life did not matter: two nurses in a big public hospital in Athens would give to patients a smaller dose of medication than needed and they would forward the rest of the quantity to the other members of the criminal cancer drugs gang. “Imagine three …

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Greek oncologist leads team that develops blood test detecting 8 types of cancer

Scientists have developed a noninvasive blood test that can detect signs of eight types of cancer long before any symptoms of the disease arise. The test, which can also help doctors determine where in a person’s body the cancer is located, is called CancerSEEK. Its genesis is described in a …

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