Abiraterone can give prostate cancer sufferers years of relief before chemo.
- But Nice has made 'bizarre' decision to ban use of the drug.
- Now an MP has called on Department of Health to act over ban.
The rationing watchdog Nice is poised to make a ‘bizarre’ decision that would needlessly condemn men to hair loss and other unpleasant side effects from chemotherapy, it is claimed.
'He experienced none of the weariness and fatigue that he had with other medications.
'Abiraterone allowed my husband to live an independent life and it delayed the use of doxetaxel chemotherapy'
- Christine Emerson, wife of a prostate cancer sufferer
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