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The Miami Herald–Cancer ‘parity’ bills churn through Florida Legislature

April 13, 2013

Without his chemotherapy pills, Luke Webb might not be alive today.

With the medication — a pill named Sprycel that targets cancer cells only, and does not leave patients weak and nauseated like radiation or chemotherapy — Webb said he leads a normal life four years after being diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia, a deadly blood cancer.

He experiences few if any side effects from the pills, Webb said. He leads an active lifestyle, and is planning to start a family with his wife, Molly, whom he married a few months before receiving his cancer diagnosis.

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