A woman from Gwynedd living with suspected bowel cancer says she's being denied a potentially lifesaving PET scan because of where she lives.
Nikki Pinhorn has already beaten bowel cancer once but now has another tumour. She says Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board are denying her a PET scan which would show whether some of her cells are still cancerous.
Despite her consultant and GP having both referred her for a scan, there is currently only one PET scanner available at Wrexham Maelor Hospital. Nikki says she's being denied the proper care because of where she lives as the PET scanner in north Wales is only available for a few days each month.
Cancer campaigners Tenovus Cancer Care told ITV Wales News there are "massive regional differences into what treatments you can access across Wales". They said PET scans are just one example of that.
In a statement, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board said there are other avenues available to patients seeking a PET scan. They said they could not comment on Nikki's individual case.