"Lack of product to treat bladder cancer"
About: Medway Maritime Hospital / Urology Medway Maritime Hospital Urology ME7 5NY
Posted by jakthedog (as ),
I have had surgery for bladder cancer and the team then decided that I should be treated with BCG, but unfortunately this product is not available due to the only supplier for GB is a company in Canada which has decided to close this factory for refurbishment, so the product is not available for cancer patient in this country.
I have had a secondary treatment until this product is available. BCG is available from Germany but is not licensed in this country, so patients halfway through treatment have to stop, new patients cannot be treated and no one can say when this treatment will be available.
I have brought this matter to the attention of the local M P and the media but none are really concerned.
Has anyone else had the same problems?
I might add the team at Medway Maritime Hospital have been excellent and cannot do more and I must congratulate all of them.