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A man from Portsmouth is one of the first person in the country to undergo a new form of medical treatment to shrink a bowel tumour.
Alan Bennett, 68, was part of a national chemoradiotherapy trial at the Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth.
The new treatment reduces the size of the cancer, so it can be cut out without removing the rectum. Mr Bennett had to take tablets every day, and had radiotherapy five days a week for five weeks.
His tumour had shrunk enough for him to have keyhole surgery last October, followed by a week in hospital to recover.