Nice to see NICE being called what it actually is:
A life-saving treatment will be denied to tens of thousands of victims of Britain\’s most common male cancer after a U-turn by the NHS rationing body.
Prostate cancer treatment, by comparison with any of the female cancers (ovarian, breast etc) is already vastly underfunded.
The groundbreaking ultrasound therapy has been shown to kill nine out of 10 prostate tumours, and five years after treatment, 80 per cent of patients show no sign of the cancer recurring.
Compared with surgery or conventional radiotherapy treatment, it is not invasive and is far less likely to lead to devastating side effects such as impotence or incontinence.
But it costs £13,000 per treatment, not £4k or £5k.
You get what you\’re given in a Stalinist system, not what you might want nor what might actually be good for you.