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Family of a girl who twice overcame cancer support online campaign

The family of a young girl from Derbyshire who overcame cancer twice are highlighting the need for emotional care and support for parents.

An eight year old Alice Icke from Ilkeston has battled both kidney and a lung cancer.

She was diagnosed with a Wilms Tumour, a form of a kidney cancer, four years ago. She had an immediate surgery to remove the tumour, followed by chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

Alice has battled cancer twice. Credit: ITV News Central

She responded well to the treatment.

But just six months later, a check up revealed a lump on one of her lungs - the cancer has returned.

More chemotherapy followed, along with stem cell treatment. Alice is currently in remission.

But the battle was hard for the family. Her mother Jane began talking to other parents online for advice and encouragement.

Alice's mum Jane talked to other parents on social media. Credit: ITV News Central

The family has highlighted the importance of emotional support for families like theirs. They believe a new online campaign will help people feel less lonely.

The Children's Cancer & Leukaemia Group charity have launched an information hub and set up a Facebook group for parents.

They have also released a video to show what parents and carers of children with cancer are going through.