Would you rather a doctor take your trousers off once, or an undertaker take them off forever?
– Frazer Hines
Emmerdale star Frazer Hines was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 1999. In this video, he talks about the symptoms, staying positive during surgery, how good it felt to be alive and why it is so important that people use the NHS Bowel Screening Programme.
Frazer played Joe Sugden in the ITV soap from 1972 to 1994 and is also well known for being the longest-serving companion to Doctor Who, a feat acknowledged in the Guinness Book of Records, playing Jamie McCrimmon opposite Patrick Troughton between 1966 and 1969.