Cancer patient Martin Southam was told he had just six months to live when he was first diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
That was 18 months ago.
Now, as part of Pancreatic Awareness Month, he is urging others to stay vigilant for the deadly cancer.
Jane Hesketh reports.
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