Some of you will already know that Sarah's mom was diagnosed with breast cancer this past year and that was pretty crappy. She's now post-surgery, post-radiotherapy and cancer-free! Fifteen years ago, she may have had to go through even more traumatic chemotherapy or a full mastectomy simply because the research wasn't there to prove that targeted radiotherapy is super effective. These days though, with the help of Cancer Research UK's funding (the second biggest funder of cancer research after the US Government!), less invasive treatments are now available to people with breast cancer diagnoses. And that is an incredible thing.
Also this past year, Iain's stepmum Sian was again diagnosed with cancer, but this time with lung cancer. Some of you will know that she only recently beat breast cancer so this second diagnosis was a blow for the family. Her treatment has been brutal, but this spring we are hopeful that she will be able to enjoy walks around the Welsh countryside again, which is something that we couldn't have imagined back in December and definitely wouldn't be possible without the work of Cancer Research UK.
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