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Duchess of York opens cancer unit for teenagers in Bristol

The Duchess of York today opened the South West's first specialist Teenage Cancer Trust unit. Credit: ITV News West Country

The Duchess of York has officially opened the first specialist Teenage Cancer Trust unit in the South West for local young people with cancer in Bristol.

She was joined by world snooker players Judd Trump and Jack Lisowski for the ceremony at the Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre.

Each year, over 200 young people from Bristol, Somerset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Devon and Cornwall, are diagnosed with cancer.

The Teenage Cancer Trust says young people can feel extremely isolated during treatment, some never meeting another young person with cancer. Being treated alongside others their own age, by experts in teenage and young adult cancer care, can make a huge difference to their experience.

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Full report: snooker stars visit teenage cancer centre

Every year in the South West 200 young people, between the ages of 16 and 24 are diagnosed with cancer. But if they're over 16 they're treated on adult wards.

Now though, the first specialist teenage cancer unit is being built in the region and work should be completed next year. Professional snooker player, Jack Liz-oww-ski Lisowski, had cancer when he was a teenager.

Today he visited the site with former world champion Judd Trump. Here's our Bristol reporter, Katie Rowlett.

Trump and Lisowski visit teenage cancer centre site

Construction of the first specialist teenage cancer unit in the South West looks set to be completed on time in 2014.

Teenage Cancer Trust Ambassador and World snooker player Jack Lisowski was given an exclusive look at the site in Bristol this morning alongside fellow snooker player Judd Trump.

Cheltenham born Jack was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma aged 16 so knows how important this specialist unit will be.

West Country snooker stars visit cancer centre

Snooker stars to visit site of new cancer centre

West Country snooker players Judd Trump and Jack Lisowski will pay a visit to the site of a new £2.5m specialist cancer unit in Bristol.

New £2.5m teenage cancer unit planned for Bristol. Credit: ITV West

They'll be joined by former young cancer patients and ambassadors from the Teenage Cancer Trust.

They'll be seeing how construction is coming along since plans were unveiled in May.

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Trump loses semi-final with O'Sullivan

Ronnie O'Sullivan beat Judd Trump 17 frames to 11 at the Crucible. Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Bristol snooker star Judd Trump has lost his semi-final match with defending world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan.

O'Sullivan began today's session 14 frames to 10 ahead, and comfortably reached the target of 17 to confirm his place in the final.

He will play either Barry Hawkins or Ricky Walden. The pair are currently tied at 12-12.

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