The Labour politician, who has represented Blyth since 1987, is taking a break from frontline politics as his treatment starts tomorrow.
Mr Campbell says he wants to raise awareness of stomach cancer:
The Blyth Valley MP Ronnie Campbell is taking a break from front line politics after being diagnosed with stomach cancer.
He's undergoing chemotherapy for stomach cancer. His treatment begins tomorrow.
Blyth Valley MP Ronnie Campbell has hit out at comments by Lord Howell that parts of the North East are "desolate" and a perfect area for fracking for underground gas.
He said Lord Howell showed why "doddery lords who are going gaga should retire, and the sooner the better."