Breast cancer mum from Norfolk on mission to climb Mount Kilimanjaro

Katie Docherty was diagnosed with breast cancer aged just 31. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A mum from West Norfolk is planning to climb Mount Kilimanjaro to say a fundraising thank-you to those who helped her through breast cancer.

Katie Docherty, from King's Lynn, was just 31 when she was diagnosed in 2014. Ten months earlier, she'd given birth to twins.

After chemotherapy, radiotherapy, a mastectomy and reconstructive surgery, Katie is now free of cancer.

She is planning to climb Mount Kilimanjaro later this year to raise money for her local breast cancer unit. To donate, visit her fundraising page.

While breast cancer survival rates are improving, it's normally the spread to other organs, rather than the original tumour, which can prove fatal.

But now a breakthrough from scientists at Cancer Research UK's Cambridge Institute could help stop that.

In a study using mice, they found that by restricting an amino acid found in foods like asparagus - and some poultry and dairy - they stopped the cancer cells from spreading.