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Cullingworth girl backs bone cancer awareness
3:00pm Friday 11th October 2013 in News
A Cullingworth teenager who beat bone cancer has highlighted the importance of early diagnosis.
Frankie Haigh had to have a bone in her leg removed after being diagnosed with osteosarcoma in 2007.
The 14-year-old had gone to her doctor suffering from pain at night and limping.
Frankie, who attends Skipton Girls’ High School, now raises money regularly the Bone Cancer Research Trust and is backing its campaign to raise awareness among GPs.
Frankie lost a close friend, Zack, to the disease, and says this showed her the need to raise both awareness and money to help survival rates increase.
She said: “I’m proud to have beaten cancer, but more awareness is needed to help early diagnosis and improve the outcomes for patients.”
More information about bone cancer and the Research Trust are available from bcrt.org.uk.