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Man has melon sized tumour removed from leg

A man who had a tumour the size of a melon removed from his leg is raising awareness of Sarcoma during Sarcoma Week.

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Man has melon sized tumour removed from leg

Scan of Nigel Phillips' leg Credit: ITV News Central

Retired Police Detective Nigel Phillips had a tumour the size of a melon removed from his leg - it was a Sarcoma, or cancerous tumour. He spotted the lump in the shower.

Nigel Phillips made a full recovery Credit: ITV News Central

A campaign is taking place this week to get people to seek urgent medical advice if they have any lumps on their body that are growing. Many people don't even notice them, as they're often painless.

Nigel Phillips's scar today Credit: ITV News Central

The campaign - called Golf Ball Awareness - is backed by Paralympian Richard Whitehead from Nottingham, who lost a close friend to the disease.

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