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Simple test by GP could detect cancer

Of all the different types of cancer, those that attack the throat and oesophagus are among the most difficult to treat because they're often caught too late.

But now scientists have come up with a simple and inexpensive test, which could be done in GP surgeries when even the most minor symptoms first occur. Olivia Paterson reports.

Hero dog saves woman from cancer

A woman from Headcorn in Kent says she's lucky to be alive today after her dog alerted her to an undiagnosed cancer.

Colleen Ferguson says the two-year-old Alsatian began repeatedly sniffing her mouth in an strange way which led her to get a full health check - at which point the tumour was found.

David Johns reports, speaking to Colleen as well as Claire Guest from Medical Detection Dogs.


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Kent strongman raises funds for cancer patient

A woman from Kent who's been diagnosed with incurable cancer could soon be on the way to Disneyland with her family after fundraising efforts by local people. Rebecca Watts hopes to give her young boys some specially happy memories to remember her by in years to come.

David Johns reports, speaking to Rebecca Watts, strongman fundraiser Rocky Troiani and fellow strongman Andrew Gower.

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Sarah owes her life to best friend Claire

They say a friend in need is a friend indeed. But how far would you go to help your best pal?

One mother from Faversham in Kent says she owes her life to her best friend. Sarah Collins was devastated when she was diagnosed with aggressive bowel cancer and was preparing for an early death.

But her friend Claire refused to let her go. She fought tooth and nail to get Sarah the treatment she needed. Now the pair have celebrated Sarah's recovery by opening a new cancer charity shop in Canterbury. Andrea Thomas reports.

Spiderman drops in to visit terminally ill boy

Jayden plays with Spiderman aka his dad Mike Wilson Credit: Hope for Jayden/ Facebook

A terminally ill five-year-old had his dreams come true when his hero 'Spiderman' paid him a visit on his birthday.

Jayden Wilson, who has been diagnosed with a Grade 4 Brain Stem Tumour and given a year to live, was delighted when his favourite superhero jumped down from the roof of his house and rang his doorbell in Basingstoke.

Jayden meets his hero Credit: Hope for Jayden/ Facebook

But 'Spiderman' was in fact Jayden's dad Mike Wilson who wanted to make his son's fifth birthday extra special.

Mr Wilson, from Hampshire, donned a replica of his son's favourite superhero's outfit and used his parkour skills to impress young Jayden on what could be his last birthday.

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