Asbestos-related cancer sufferers plead for govt help

Graham Clarke is dying. The 71-year-old retiree has a tumour the size of a ping pong ball growing in his lung, and has been given a 10 percent chance of making it to Christmas.

The cancer he’s been diagnosed with — mesothelioma — is rare, aggressive, extremely painful, and incurable.

The only known cause of mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos, and more than 60 people have died from the illness this year alone.

Yet the drug Keytruda, which is being touted as a miracle drug for cancer patients, has provided some positive outcomes for fellow mesothelioma sufferers.

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