Appeal man given 'death sentence'

PUBLISHED: 09:21 16 April 2008 | UPDATED: 21:44 15 June 2010

A KILMINGTON man with terminal cancer has had his appeal for a potentially life-prolonging drug turned down by the NHS and says he has been served a death sentence". Father-of-four Leslie Thompson-Talbot, 58, told the Herald yesterday (Tuesday) that hi

A KILMINGTON man with terminal cancer has had his appeal for a potentially life-prolonging drug turned down by the NHS - and says he has been served a "death sentence".Father-of-four Leslie Thompson-Talbot, 58, told the Herald yesterday (Tuesday) that his application - and only hope - had been refused.He said: "I am angry and upset. It's basically a death sentence. "They have taken away my hope."The Herald reported last month how Mr Thompson-Talbot, who was diagnosed with renal cell carcinoma in 2002, was declined funding for Sunitinib even though other people in his area were receiving the treatment.But Mr Thompson-Talbot said he would not give up the fight and will look at other ways to tackle Devon Primary Care Trust's ruling.

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