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Royle Family star backs eye cancer campaign

The Royle Family creator Caroline Aherne is backing a new campaign to raise awareness of a rare form of eye cancer she suffered as a child.

The Royle Family star and Mrs Merton creator Caroline Aherne Credit: PA

Caroline, who revealed last week that she is recovering from lung cancer, has provided the voiceover for the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT) online video campaign aimed at highlighting key symptoms of retinoblastoma.

The 50-year-old has previously been treated for bladder cancer and retinoblastoma (Rb) which typically affects babies and young children.

Aherne said last week: "It is absolutely crucial that parents are aware of this horrible cancer and know what the early signs are so that treatment can be given as early as possible."