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Loose Women's Nadia Sawalha becomes emotional as she praises 'powerhouse' pal Hannah for fighting to reverse block on cancer drug after devastating health update

The Loose Woman star, 59, and her friend Hannah, 37, were left 'reeling' after learning a pioneering cancer drug was blocked for use in England.

An NHS spokesperson said: 'NHS England expected drug companies AstraZeneca and Daiichi Sankyo to offer this treatment at a price that would enable Nice to recommend its use for patients with secondary breast cancer. 'This sits extremely uncomfortably and we call on NICE to reverse this decision and expedite an urgent review of their disease severity modifier, in this case it clearly isn't working in the interests of patients.' Nadia and Hannah are not accepting the drug being blocked and have planned to visit parliament on Monday to talk to Craig Tracey MP about next steps and how to put as much pressure as they can on government.

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