1,000 Cancer Patients at Risk
A research conducted by Charity says the Cancer Drug Fund has no money, which may place health of 1,000 cancer patients at risk.
Cancer Drug Fund is worth £200 million a year. It was introduced to help doctors in providing expensive cancer drugs to cancer patients as they are not regularly available.
The Charity says that the life-saving drugs which are available in market fail to reach the hands of needy because of dearth of money. Beating Bowel Cancer has attributed lack of funds to Government's lethargy. According to the research, Government has been unsuccessful in replacing present Cancer Drugs Fund.
Cancer Drugs Fund is expected to end by 2014. Department of Health has been finding ways to deal with the problem. Mark Flannagan, Chief Executive of Beating Bowel Cancer, said, "The Cancer Drugs Fund has improved access to vital medicines for thousands of bowel cancer patients; many of whom wouldn't be alive today if they hadn't had the treatment".
According to Beating Bowel Cancer, clock is ticking for future bowel patients. Without timely aid, patients' lives will be at risk. Patients who could have been treated with the available medicines have failed to receive timely treatment and such a situation must be averted in future.
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