This is Fulwood man’s last chance in brain cancer fight

Posted on - 2nd July, 2017 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Fulwood, People, Preston News
Glendon Snape appeared on BBC show Hospital
Glendon Snape appeared on BBC show Hospital

A Fulwood man’s cancer battle has been featured as part of a TV show about the cost of private treatments.


Glendon Snape, 51, was diagnosed with stage four glioblastoma brain cancer in March last year.

He had been married for six weeks previous to the diagnosis to the love of his life Kate and has four children.

A company directory, Glendon has begun self-financing his cancer treatments as more experimental drugs and options are not available on the NHS.

He makes an appearance on BBC show Hospital which focuses on the gap between what the NHS will pay for, and the eye-watering sums patients are paying privately to get the latest treatments.

Glendon undergoing one of the treatments
Glendon undergoing one of the treatments

Glen said: “I have gone from a happy, healthy fifty one year old man in the prime of my life, to death’s door, it seemed I’d run out of time.

“Amazingly four days unconscious without eating or drinking I did regain consciousness. I wasn’t giving up.

“Out of NHS options, I have begun treatment at Charing Cross Hospital, self funding immunology treatments, and I had my third surgery in April this year.

“The total treatment expense is an unknown, I’m not a millionaire.

“Every day counts and this would not just be for myself and family but if this combination of new immunology drugs work, it could be a major breakthrough in cancer and brain tumour treatment that will help other people survive this devastating disease and other metastatic cancers.

“I’m always amazed at the kindness, care and concern shown to me by others and I am eternally grateful for any help.”

A Justgiving page has been launched to help support Glendon’s cancer battle – as he needs £48,000 to afford immunology drugs, which are not available on the NHS.

You can see Glendon’s story on the BBC iPlayer as part to the Hospital, shown on Tuesday 27 June on BBC2.

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