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Cancer mum to appeal drug ban

PUBLISHED: 18:19 14 April 2010 | UPDATED: 11:38 23 August 2010

A CANCER sufferer has been granted an appeal against the ruling which refused funding for the wonder drug that keeps her alive. In your Reporter last week, Nikki Phelps, 37, of Wrangling Lane, Luddesdown, was denied the £100-a-day Sunitinib by the NHS.

A CANCER sufferer has been granted an appeal against the ruling which refused funding for the wonder drug that keeps her alive.

In your Reporter last week, Nikki Phelps, 37, of Wrangling Lane, Luddesdown, was denied the £100-a-day Sunitinib by the NHS.

The mother-of-two has received huge support from her friends, who are setting themselves a series of challenges to raise contributions towards the £36,000 a year she needs to see her twin boys grow up.

The family are also prepared to sell their home and business - the Cat's Pyjamas cattery - in order to raise the funds.

Since last week's report, West Kent NHS has written to the family to tell them they can appeal against the decision.

Husband Bill, 45, said: "The drug not only improving Nikki's health situation, but it's improving the quality of her life.

"Every tablet is another day and every day is a blessing."

The West Kent NHS says there is not enough evidence that the drug will be effective in treating the rare condition, called multiple endocrine neoplasis.

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