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‘It could have been so much worse’: Ben Hobday speaks out on cancer symptoms

Eventer Ben Hobday is urging others to be aware of head and neck cancer after his own diagnosis and treatment.

The rider is backing North West Cancer Research’s #SpeakOut campaign this month to try to raise awareness of symptoms and encourage those who may be affected to visit the doctor.

Ben was diagnosed with Burkitt lymphoma, a type of non-Hogkin’s lymphoma in 2015. He had had a pain in his neck for some weeks but “thought nothing of it” until his barber noticed a lump in his neck, after which Ben made an appointment with his GP.

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Article written by: Eleanor Jones

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