This eye-opening episode meets patients seeking expensive or unproven treatment options to prolong their lives while England’s hospitals face an estimated deficit of £850million.

One of them is 44-year-old Nicky, whose ovarian cancer has spread. She’s about to have surgery, but is also attempting to crowd-fund £60,000 for a further drug to help fight her disease.

‘No one talks about the costs of cancer,’ says Nicky. ‘I’m determined to try to find a way to stay alive.’