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Cancer Drugs Must Be Available To All

12 December, 2011

Sinn Féin MLA Michelle Gildernew has said that it is imperative that cancer patients have the most modern forms of treatment available to them to help overcome the illness.

Ms. Gildernew said 

“It is important that any drug that can help cure a patient suffering from cancer is available in the fight against this terrible illness.

“As medical science improves more and more drugs are coming on stream that cannot not only prolong the life of a cancer sufferer but can actual cure the illness.

“While the price of these drugs can be expensive it is important that we do not start to put a price on a persons life.

“I will be supporting a motion today calling for a fund to be set aside in order to meet the demand of cancer drugs for patients in the North of Ireland.  I would also call on the Health Minister to work closely with his counterpart in the South in order to develop the most efficient and effective cancer treatment policy that will serve all the people on this island.”

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