Cancer miracle: Cured after experimental treatment
Earlier this week, we revealed that thousands of breast cancer patients were to be spared the agony of chemotherapy thanks to a groundbreaking new study. And today we meet we one woman who is now cancer free after undergoing experimental treatment.
In 2003, Judy Perkins was diagnosed with stage zero breast cancer. After a mastectomy to remove her left breast, chemotherapy and hormone therapy, Judy believed she was through the worst. However, ten years later, in 2013, she was diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer. Feeling she had nothing to lose, she turned to experimental treatment at the National Institute of Health in 2015. The trial involved injecting her with 90 billion white blood cells and now, she is cancer free.
Judy joins us live from Nova Scotia to tell us more about her amazing story, whilst Dr Zoe is on the sofa as she explains the advances in breast cancer care.
Dr Zoe says: If people are affected by cancer and would like to see if they could potentially be in a clinical trial, check out nhs.uk, CRUK, Macmillan and specific cancer sites such as Beast Cancer Now.