doc­u­men­tary / 9.00pm / BBC2

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This eye-open­ing episode meets pa­tients seek­ing ex­pen­sive or un­proven treat­ment op­tions to pro­long their lives while Eng­land’s hos­pi­tals face an es­ti­mated deficit of £850mil­lion. One of them is 44-year-old Nicky, whose ovar­ian can­cer has spread. She’s about to have surgery, but is also at­tempt­ing to crowd-fund £60,000 for a fur­ther drug to help fight her dis­ease. ‘No one talks about the costs of can­cer,’ says Nicky. ‘I’m de­ter­mined to try to find a way to stay alive.’

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