Writer and Comedian Caroline Aherne has spoken about how brilliant treatment and a sense of humour have helped her with her third cancer battle.
The Royle Family and Mrs Merton star gave a speech to medics and patients to help improve cancer care in Manchester.
Research by Macmillan showed the city has the highest number of people dying prematurely from the disease.
Elaine Willcox was at the partnership's launch:-
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