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New video highlights IPF lung disease

A new video's been put together to raise awareness of a fatal type of lung disease.

15 thousand people have the Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis across the UK.

The film is a version of Rachel Platten's hit Fight Song by relatives of people with IPF.

Ann Doran, 62, lives in Wigan with her husband and two daughters.

She was diagnosed with IPF in November 2012.

"There are things that I can't do and will never be able to do again, but there are things that you can work around."

– Ann Doran

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Nurse hits fundraising target for advanced cancer treatment

Heidi's page has hit more than £50,000 in donations. Credit: GoFundMe

A fundraising page set up to help send a nurse with a rare form of breast cancer to Germany for special treatment has hit its target of £50,000.

Heidi Roberts, from Knowsley Village, near Liverpool, was diagnosed with secondary breast cancer 12 months after her primary diagnosis in 2012.

Doctors say conventional treatments are no longer effective for Heidi.

After exploring treatments available abroad, Heidi found a clinic in Germany that offers advance therapies.

Now, thanks to the generosity of nearly 2,000 people she will be able to travel to Germany to continue her fight against the disease.

Heidi has been battling the disease since 2012 and now it has spread to her lungs. Unable to go through more chemotherapy, Heidi is hoping an alternative treatment will be the cure she is looking for.

The PD-1 immunotherapy is not available in the UK and could be Heidi's only lifeline.

Her friends Mel McDonough and Vicki Wilson hoped to fund the immunotherapy at Hallwang Private Oncology Clinic in Germany by setting up a GoFundMe page.

A Facebook page has also been set up for Heidi's cancer journey.

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Race for life in memory of Georgia

Georgia Kelly

One thousand women have taken part in the Race for Life fundraising event in Leigh.

Many of those taking part in the fun run were inspired by Bolton youngster Georgia Kelly who started last years race.

The nine year old lost her fight against cancer at the end of last year and today her mum Karen Kelly picked up the mantle in her honour.

New 'anti cancer' grenades developed to target tumours

Heat activated 'grenades' filled with cancer-fighting drugs have been developed by scientists at the University of Manchester in the latest step to tackle the disease. It's thought the heat-activated trigger will help ensure cancerous, rather than healthy tissue is targeted by the drugs. The findings of two studies are due to be presented at the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) cancer conference in Liverpool next week.

Find out more about the University of Manchester's Cancer research in the video below.

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