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Fight to raise funds for cancer drug

Laura Loftus has to pay out almost £1000 a week for a cancer drug - which she says is prolonging her life. Her friends have launched a fundraising bid to help her pay for Avastin, which she cannot get on the NHS

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Cancer drug funding appeal rejected for the third time

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:

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