26 July 2016 - Out of the £5,000 her family paid for medication, a fifth went down the drain.
Derek Davies loves his wife with a rare passion, so when 73-year-old Beryl was diagnosed with cancer two years ago, he was determined to help her fight it.
The self-made businessman set about trying to understand her condition and get her the best available treatment.
This has led him to a drug which, against all the odds, has had a dramatic effect on Beryl’s condition — a rare form of ovarian cancer usually found only in babies and young women.
But it’s come at a huge financial cost. So far, the couple have had to spend tens of thousands of pounds on the drug that has kept Beryl alive.
Not only that: for every dose of the drug they buy, which costs them around £5,000 every few weeks, around £1,000 of it has to be thrown away.