In my Facebook feed this morning was a post from a fellow Stage 4 Cancer blogger ‘The Bowel Warrior‘ regarding a petition to the UK Government and Parliament to make the drug Avastin available on the NHS.
“The drug itself interferes with the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body. Avastin is used to treat cancer in many countries and is typically used alongside chemotherapy. In particular this drug is added to treat those who have stage 4 colon cancer and has been proven to extend the life of those living with colon cancer in cases where it has spread.”
This drug was removed from the NHS because it cost too much money. It has been approved by NICE in the past.
We have magical money trees for ‘Are you ready to leave the EU’ campaign but we don’t have money for cancer drugs.
If you could spare a moment to sign this petition I and many of my fellow cancer fighters would be most grateful.
Sign the petition here:-
Mood: Good, Full of beans and energy today.
Pain: Also fine, 2/10 today.
Appetite: I am ready to have some breakfast.
Weight: 192 lbs 87 KG 13.6 St.