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A cancer sufferer's appeal for the NHS to pay for a drug she says is prolonging her life has been turned down for the third time.
Laura Loftus, from Leeds, is battling the health service, and also having to personally pay for the treatment at a cost of one thousand pounds a week.
She told ITV Calendar she is refusing to give up her fight for good health and her battle for the NHS to pick up the bill.
Tina Gelder reports:
While Laura Loftus from Leeds says each case for being given the drug Avastin should be judged on a case-by-case basis, the NHS governing body says this is not how it works.
Laura says the drug is extending her life and pays out almost £1,000 a week for it.
A fundraising event was held today for a woman who has to fork out nearly a thousand pounds a month for cancer drugs that she cannot get on the NHS.
Laura Loftus from Leeds has cancer, and says the drug Avastin could extend her life. She can't get it on the NHS because she's not having chemotherapy. Helen Steel reports.