‘I went abroad for prostate cancer therapy… and I’m sending the NHS my £17,000 bill’

A patient who had proton-beam therapy for prostate cancer in Prague told today how he plans to send his £17,000 bill to the NHS. The treatment — the most advanced form of radiotherapy — will not be available in the UK until 2017 when £250 million proton-beam units are opened at UCLH in Bloomsbury and the Christie Hospital in Manchester.

Evening Standard