prostate cancer & bone cancer. It has now come to the stage that the widely publicised drug
Abiraterone is now our only hope to give my Dad the chance to prolong his life and allow him
any quality for his remaining life.
This drug is currently not available in Scotland through the NHS, yet it is readily available in our
neighbouring countries: England and Wales.
Like many sufferers of this illness my Dad is now completely bed ridden due to agonising pain
and nearly able to eat due to this horrific illness.
My Dad has had prostate cancer for 5 years and during this time my dad has persevered to live
as normal a life as possible. He has worked full time through all his treatments and has under gone
3 major clinical trials to aid other prostate cancer sufferers.
Until recently, when his condition worsened my Dad had never been off sick from work but has now
had to take early retirement due to ill health at the age of 57. My Dad has been a hard working
man since the age of 15 and was in the army for 4 years working for his country.
My Dad like many others has has paid taxes and national insurance all his life but now when he is
in desperate need of the NHS; a service which his taxes helped fund, they have turned their
back on him just allowing him to suffer in pain till he passes away.
My fathers conditioned has worsened so much so that we do not have time to sit idly and wait until
the NHS in Scotland eventually fund this drug; we need to go through private health care now!
The life prolonging drug Abiratrone roughly costs £4,500 per month this is the figure we we're giving at the start but due to our doctore fighting for us wee now get it for £2038 per month plus wee have to pay for private health care, which is still a ridiculous amount for
families to be put in a dead end situation to pay, which simply isn't affordable.
I am appealing to you to help me fight to have the drug Abiratrone available on NHS for my dad and
other patients. These men could be your brothers, fathers, grandfathers, sons, uncles, cousins and partners.
So please help by signing this petition and forwarding to friends and family to give me and my family the time
we deserve to spend with my Dad, without his endless suffering.
This petition has ben circulated to the Scottish government, local MSPs, celebrities and the Scottish media. It's
success is crucialcial to many men's wellbeing and right to life. Once gathering enough signatures this petition will
be presented by myself and my family to the Scottish government to aid my Dad and other prostate cancer
patients in Scotland.
If you have any more questions or going through this situations please feel free to contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
the both links below explains more about the drug.
Carrie Fraser, 22, Glasgow, Scotland.