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Teen cancer survivor backs campaign

A 13 year-old who has just passed the five-year free from cancer milestone is backing a national bone cancer campaign.

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Francesca's inspirational journey

Francesca before she was diagnosed with primary bone cancer
Francesca during her treatment
Francesca after a charity run with sister Elsa
...And Francesca collecting the Diana Award for her bravery and charity work

These pictures show Francesca's transition from a "normal" seven-year-old, to the gruelling treatment stage where her femur and knee were replaced with a metal rod, and finally back to a healthy teenager who uses her experience to raise money for charity.

She says if more research is dome and awareness is raised, this could be the story for other children too.

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