Change the decision and fund cancer treatment for Alice Dann
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My aunt Alice has a rare cancer. It's called gestational trophoblastic disease and only one person every few years is diagnosed with it. For the past 18 months Alice has been through chemotherapy and surgery but unfortunately the cancer is still there. Now she is hoping a new treatment could save her life.
Alice's medical team at Charing Cross Hospital in London want to try a drug called Ipilimumab, which works by enhancing the body's own immune system. It is already used to treat advanced melanoma.
Alice's doctor is an international expert in this type of cancer. He believes that this treatment has a good chance of success and could cure Alice of her cancer. But Alice's doctor's application for funding to use the drug on her was refused.
Alice's cancer is extremely rare. Giving my aunt this treatment could not only save her life but it could also help others as it is a unique opportunity to trial the drug.
Alice is 47 years old and mum to two children. She is a secondary school maths teacher and she is fighting for her life. It seems that her only chance for life is being denied because of costs.
Please support our petition to urge the Health Secretary to look again at Alice's case. She deserves this chance.
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