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Cancer crowdfunding 'couldn't save my daughter'

More than £20m was raised on crowdfunding sites last year for cancer treatment not available on the NHS, an investigation for this programme has found.

The amount has been rising sharply each year - driven by access to overseas clinics and the growth of social media campaigns.

But there are fears - from doctors and charities - that the rise of crowdfunding can put families under even more pressure when they are at their most vulnerable.

The clinic involved in all of the cases featured in the film told us it always works with “patients' best interests at heart” and claims it has been “very successful in extremely difficult situations”.

On costs it said it has one cancer doctor for each two to three patients and nearly a 1:1 nurse patient ratio.

Jim Reed and Melanie Newman report.

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