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20/05/2013

Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont has challenged the First Minister over the availability of cancer drugs in Scotland; saying we're in danger of exporting "health refugees" to England.
63-year-old bowel cancer patient Maureen Fleming and her husband are considering moving from Dunbartonshire to Newcastle in order to access the life-prolonging drug Cetuximab on the NHS. Paying privately for the treatment in Scotland would cost around £3,000 a month.
Campaigners have called for a Cancer Drugs Fund in Scotland to pay for cancer treatments such as Cetuximab, to match a £200m a year system in England.

Kaye Adams asks if Scotland's cancer patients are being let down. Call 0500 92 95 00, text 80295 or email callkaye@bbc.co.uk.

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Mon 20 May 2013 10:00
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