It’s smaller than a laptop... but makes a big difference
THE new device has made life much easier for Phil Frost, who says the only hard part about using it is pricking his own finger.
He was diagnosed with bladder cancer in 2019 and has had chemotherapy followed by radiotherapy but now has secondary tumours on his collarbone.
Liberty allows Mr Frost, 69, a married father-of-two from Urmston, Greater Manchester, to monitor how well his immunotherapy drugs are working without having to go to The Christie.
He tests his blood every four weeks. ‘It is very easy to use,’ said Mr Frost. ‘The hardest thing was having to prick your own finger.’
The retired business manager added: ‘If this means that patients in future won’t have to come to The Christie to have their blood tested but can do it from the comfort of their own home, then that is a wonderful innovation.’