Meet Christine. She is living with incurable cancer, but she’s determined to live life to the full. Find out why she is taking on the Cancer Research UK London Winter Run…
In 2012, Christine was diagnosed with an exceptionally rare cancer called adenoid cystic carcinoma.
In January 2013, she underwent a twelve-hour operation to remove the tumour. Part of her jaw was also removed and replaced with her hip bone and surgeons also removed part of her tongue.
Despite recovering well, Christine’s cancer returned in 2014. Doctors found secondary tumours on her lung and diagnosed her with incurable, but treatable, cancer.
However, four years since the second diagnosis, Christine says she feels fitter than ever and is living life to the full – she’s even keen to run a marathon one day!
Christine is excited to make the Cancer Research UK London Winter Run her next challenge. Join her at the start line and help Cancer Research UK bring forward the day when cancers like Christine’s can be cured.
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