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A terminally ill man says he feels like he's been asked to plan his funeral after being told the NHS would not fund his treatment.
Adrian Ashby from Alcester in Warwickshire needs targeted radiotherapy costing £50,000, but the primary care trust has refused to pay for it.
His friends and neighbours are now trying to raise the money.
Kate Fisher reports.
Adrian Ashby from Alcester has told ITV News Central finding out he wasn't going to receive treatment for his cancer was like somebody saying 'start planning your funeral'.
The Arden Cluster, which consists of Primary Care Trusts NHS Warwickshire and NHS Coventry, has issued a statement after a patient suffering with cancer has been denied treatment because it costs £50,000.
An IFR is a process that involves a panel of clinicians that look in detail at a patient's case and whether the circumstances are exceptional such that funding should be provided for the particular treatment.
A man from Alcester has been denied cancer treatment because it costs £50,000.
Adrian Ashby has a type of intestinal cancer that requires radiotherapy to prolong his life. He has had all types of treatment for seven years but his Primary Care Trust has now drawn the line on his next treatment.