I had chemotherapy in my early 20s for Hodgkins Lymphoma. Without it, I would have died before my 25th birthday. I'm 60 in April. While I agree that in some cases it doesn't work, usually when diagnosis is late in the aetiology of the disease or when it is a particularly aggressive form of cancer, we should all remember that it saves lives. As someone who worked in the National Health Service I know what it costs to develop these drugs. Yes, the drug companies benefit because the cost in terms of research and production is high and has unfortunately to be passed on to hospitals and health services. But it should also be remembered that so many millions of people have benefited from these drugs, and I for one, am exceedingly grateful for the life it has given me.