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Activist slams Ulster cancer care services.

Byline: MICHAEL MCHUGH

THE health service is taking a "sticking plaster" approach to cancer care in Northern Ireland, a campaigner said yesterday.

Melanie Kennedy, 41, from Bangor, Co Down, was diagnosed with breast tumours in 2013 and crowd-funded to pay for drugs privately.

She met a Westminster committee at Stormont and its chairman expressed shock at the disparities in services.

Ms Kennedy said: "We need to start providing treatments that are available in other parts of the UK and the world, I would argue, so that people are living longer and surviving longer.

"Funding is dished out short term, everything is a sticking plaster approach."

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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
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Date:Oct 23, 2018
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