Hong Kong’s richest man donates $4.5m to Sydney cancer trial
Tony Biddle is a rarity. He is still alive seven years after he was diagnosed with mesothelioma. Just 6 per cent of people with the aggressive cancer survive past five years.
The 68-year-old had radical surgery to remove his right lung and diaphragm, chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
Professor John Rasko and mesothelioma sufferer, Tony Biddle.
“They wanted to kill every skerrick of cancer they could find because the thing with mesothelioma is it always comes back,” the retired Mosman local said.
But the thought of the treatment was so confronting, he walked out of hospital the morning he was scheduled for surgery.
“I left a very upset surgeon all scrubbed up in his greens [scrubs] and ready to operate,” Mr Biddle said.
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