A woman with brain cancer has been told her chemotherapy has stopped because of the coronavirus outbreak.

Nancy Carter-Bradley, 44, from Hampshire, said the health secretary should ring-fence cancer treatment.

She said her treatment at a London hospital had paused as it was at full capacity and oncologists were helping with the response to coronavirus.

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust said it was “exploring use of private healthcare facilities”.

Mrs Carter-Bradley, from Penwood, said she had been dealing with “unbelievable stress” since she was informed her chemotherapy at Charing Cross Hospital for stage three brain cancer would be paused.

Chemotherapy is a cancer treatment in which medicine is used to kill cancer cells. It stops the cells from reproducing, which prevents them from growing and spreading in the

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