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Kris Hallenga is living with cancer after repeatedly visiting her doctor & being told she was too young to have breast cancer. She started a charity called Coppafeel, It aims to persuade young people to take responsibility for their own health checks. You can find out more about her charity here.
Kris was 23-years-old when she was diagnosed. Soon after she set up a Coppafeel to make young people aware that they too can be affected.
Not satisfied with just one project - Kris is now turning her attention to the curriculum. She's calling for prevention and detection to be taught in schools and has been supported in her quest by the Steve Brine, MP for Winchester. She's been talking to our reporter Kerry Swain.
Kris Hallenga has been talking to Kerry Swain about how she hopes that lessons on cancer could save lives.
A woman who is living with cancer has launched a campaign for children to be taught about the disease in school.
Kris Hallenga, who's 28, has been speaking to pupils at three secondary schools in Winchester today. She was only 23 years old when she developed breast cancer, and by the time it was diagnosed it had spread. Kris wants lessons about cancer to be introduced to the national curriculum.
The campaign launched today is called Rethink Cancer.