Rare cancer sufferers face long waits, high costs for treatment

Lillian Leigh was taking in the view from the train on her way home from work when a call from her father – who doubled as her GP – turned the world on its head. Her radiology scans had come back with news far worse than either had anticipated: stage four lung cancer. Ms Leigh, then just 34 and the mother of a three-year-old, ran home to embrace her husband Peter, and scoop up the little girl. “I got home and there were no words, no words that anyone could say,” she told Fairfax Media. “My husband and I, we…
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