EDWARD'S PLEA FOR HIS LIFE

Published: 3 Aug 2012 09:300 comments

A Largs man, dying from cancer, has been further shocked to learn that treatment that could double his life expectancy is banned from use in Scotland.

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Edward Slevin, who lives in Greenock Road, has bowel cancer at stage 4, and asked 'why does the NHS stops at Carlisle?', and is 'begging and pleading' to SNP Deputy Leader Nicola Sturgeon to lift the ban.

However, the Scottish Health Department state that it is the Scottish Medicine Commission who make an independent verdict on such drugs.

However, patients in England now benefit from a £600m fund to improve access to cancer drugs which was introduced in 2010.

Full story in this week's Largs and Millport News.

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