A man from Leicester who was diagnosed with Primary Bone Cancer two years ago is calling for faster x-ray referrals by GPs, which he believes will help to save lives.
Adrian Smith was a keen rugby player.
After a match one day, his foot began to swell and he was in excruciating pain.
He initially thought it was fractured and was shocked to learn the symptoms were due to primary bone cancer.
Today a bone cancer charity published a report which reveals that survival rates for primary bone cancer have remain unchanged for the past 25 years.
Bone Cancer Research Trust says more than 450 people, mainly children and young adults, are diagnosed each year but only around half of those diagnosed with survive the next five years.
Laura Horton was the youngest person in the country to have a bone transplant at the age of 11.
She was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma – a rare form of bone cancer.
Laura, from Melton Mowbray, is now a trustee for the charity.