There are new drugs for Malignant Melanoma (MM), and if you get the diagnosis early, the result can be favourable. However, MM is still the diagnosis I would least like to have. The new interactive map (The environment and health atlas of England and Wales) shows the increase in incidence around the country. It does not show prevalence, which would include those who are alive with the disease…. The good news is that “Gene Therapy” is making great but expensive advances in this area. The bad news is that, in the crisis to come, your region may not be able to afford the treatments for everyone, and especially if you are elderly. You may need to be assertive, or to game the system to get choice, (Move between regions) in order to get the best care.
The Post Code lottery at it’s worst?