Could cheap drugs (up to a century old) be the new way to tackle cancer? That’s the intriguing question raised by patients who swear they work - but profit hungry big pharma is ignoring them... | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Could cheap drugs (up to a century old) be the new way to tackle cancer? That’s the intriguing question raised by patients who swear they work - but profit hungry big pharma is ignoring them...

It’s a story unfortunately familiar to far too many patients. But what is unusual is what happened next. As Lisa is a GP, she has a better understanding of the mechanisms of cancer than many people.

She used this to research other options, which she believes, in conjunction with her mainstream treatment, have helped her not only keep the cancer at bay, but even achieve a small amount of tumour shrinkage.

Central to this is metformin, a drug used for almost a century not for cancer, but as a safe and routine treatment for type 2 diabetes.

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