Father, 29, suffering from ten brain tumours refused cancer drug that could prolong his life

Father, 29, suffering from ten brain tumours refused cancer drug that could prolong his life on cost grounds Course of medication costs 33,600 per year, which South Tyneside Primary Care Trust say is too much Enlarge Fight for life: Glen Cunningham with his partner Yasmin Malik, and their baby son Glen.

Kick in the teeth for patients as dental charges rise 5 (and prescription charges go up another 25p)

Kick in the teeth for patients as dental charges rise by up to 5 (and prescription charges go up another 25p) Price rises will be in force from April 1 Gritted teeth: Band 3 work, such as crowns, dentures and bridges, will increase 5 to 209 Patients in England are facing care costs rising yet again this April, with the cost of complex dental work going up by 5.

Childhood cancer costs driving parents into debt

Childhood cancer costs “forcing parents into debt” Additional costs include unpaid leave from work, travel fares and care for siblings Two thirds of parents of children with cancer are being forced to borrow money to cover costs while their youngster has treatment, according to research. A survey for the charity CLIC Sargent found families struggle to meet the extra expense of accommodation, childcare, food and travel.