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App designed to explain cancer treatment to children

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An App designer is trying taking the fear out of cancer treatment for children by creating a game that explains how the therapy works.

When Dom Rayban's 13-year-old daughter developed bone cancer, he realised there was no information out there to calm her nerves.

He decided to build an app for children who were going through similar treatments.

Eight years later, and children at the Christie's Proton Therapy Unit in Manchester are using XPLORO to help prepare them for their treatment ahead.

Research shows a happier and more informed patient makes a swifter and more full recovery.

Watch Matt O'Donoghue's report here: