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Kym Marsh reveals father has terminal prostate cancer

Kym Marsh reveals father has terminal prostate cancer
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Morning Live presenter Kym Marsh shares the sad news that her father Dave is battling incurable prostate cancer.

Former Coronation Street star Kym Marsh has shared the sad news that her 76-year-old father Dave is battling incurable prostate cancer.

The Morning Live presenter discussed her dad's diagnosis on Thursday's edition of the BBC One show, revealing that he had delayed getting a check-up due to the coronavirus pandemic.

"Speed is crucial - it can make all the difference. Prostate cancer is treatable, when it's caught early," she said.

"It has been a very difficult time, I can't deny that, but we have always been very close as a family and so we have been able to talk together and plan for the future which is important.

"But the reality is that in dad's case it has now spread to his pelvis, spine, ribs and left leg, which is of course bad news.

"At this stage doctors are talking about it being incurable, but it is treatable and the hope is that they may be able to extend his life - but by how much, nobody really knows, and he is in discomfort.

"I think in his mind he has a target. He hasn't really shared exactly what that is but he has done a lot of research himself - even though I told him not to - and he knows the statistics in terms of how long he might be able to fight this."

According to the latest statistics, over 11,500 men a year die in the UK due to prostate cancer - the most common cancer among men - but it is treatable if caught early enough and has a 10-year survival rate of 78%.

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