Last night the nation shed many tears as Coronation street's Hayley Cropper took her life after being diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer.
It has been a controversial storyline because of the character's decision to commit suicide but it has also raised the profile of the disease known as the silent killer.
As a result of the story a widow from Scunthorpe has forged a strong friendship with the actress who plays Hayley - leading to a massive boost in her own bid to force a government debate on the topic.
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