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Woman admits 'faking' cancer

A woman from Essex conned friends and strangers out of thousands of pounds of donations, goods and services by falsely telling them she had terminal cancer

Police were called when 21-year-old Danielle Watson from Rowhedge near Colchester couldn't prove her illness to fundraisers.

At Southend Crown Court the prosecution made the point that the case coincided with the death, from cancer, of actress Lynda Bellingham.

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Drug research means new hope for victims of pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer has been called the silent cancer because it is difficult to detect and almost impossible to treat successfully.

Now scientists in Cambridge are testing a new drug combination and it's giving fresh hope to patients.

Breakthroughs in the treatment of more common forms means that 80 out of every 100 breast cancer patients now survive. But it's still only 3 in 100 when it comes to pancreatic cancer. In this region alone 412 people were diagnosed with the disease in a year, 385 died.

Campaigners have welcomed a new drug trial in Cambridge but say more must be done.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Claire McGlasson

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Family's 'bucket list' charity to help terminally ill

The family of a young woman from Hertfordshire, who spent her final months completing a 'bucket list' of memorable things to do before she died, is now helping others to do the same.

Steph Knight lost her battle with a form of bone cancer earlier this year. Now her family are setting up a charity to help others create memories in their final days.

Click below to watch Luke Farrington's report.

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Scientist on prostate cancer

As part of ITV's Stand By Your Man campaign to raise awareness of Prostate Cancer we have been talking to experts involved in research into the disease.

Among them is Professor Colin Cooper who is based at the University of East Anglia. He told ITV News Anglia about the work he is doing and the different types of prostate cancer there are.

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