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AUDIO: Cancer patient's treatment plea

AUDIO: Cancer patient's treatment plea

Published at 1:05pm 6th September 2016. (Updated at 4:32pm 6th September 2016)

A Harrogate teacher who is battling kidney cancer says a new treatment should be made available to people like her.

Denise Craven (pictured right) says the drug called nivolumab could make a difference to her chances of survival, but the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) hasn't yet approved it for use on kidney cancer patients.

She's backing a campaign launched by the charity Kidney Cancer UK which is demanding a change of heart.

Denise has been speaking to Stray FM ahead of a charity fashion show to raise money for the Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre, where she receives some of her treatment:

The 'Strutting for Cancer' show is being organised by fundraisers including Jean Williams (pictured left).

All proceeds will go towards the complementary therapy services provided in Harrogate.

Jean said: "The complementary unit helps people that are going through problems with their chemotherapy.

"They probably want help psychologically or they might want gentle therapy, massages etc, but it helps them enormously."

More information about the fashion show at www.struttingforcancer.co.uk