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Caroline Aherne battling lung cancer

The award winning writer, actress and comedian Caroline Aherne has revealed that she is fighting lung cancer.

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Aherne and her brother had eye cancer as babies

Caroline Aherne and her brother Patrick were both diagnosed with a type of eye cancer as babies.

Aherne's sight was saved, but her brother had to have his right eye removed to prevent the cancer spreading.

TV comic Caroline Aherne Credit: PA

Known as retinoblastoma, it is genetic and can lead to children losing both their eyes and at higher risk of developing further cancers in adulthood.

Aherne, who has been working with the trust on a campaign to highlight signs of the condition, said, "It is absolutely crucial that parents are aware of this horrible cancer."

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