‘I Thought I Wouldn’t See Another Christmas – But Miraculous Treatment Has Cleared My Tumours’

Source: Huffpost, January 2019

Carl Horrobin watched his daughter Alana open her presents last year fearing he’d never see another Christmas. The 41-year-old had been diagnosed with skin cancer, which had spread to his lungs and he was facing a grim prognosis.

But 12 months later, Horrobin is looking forward to 2019 with optimism after having “the best possible response” to immunotherapy treatment, which uses the patient’s own immune system to target and destroy cancer cells.

The accountant underwent the treatment at Clatterbridge Cancer Centre in Merseyside, which has become the first place in the country to launch a standalone immunotherapy service with dedicated nurses to deal with the specialised, but controversial, new treatment.

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