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Joe Longthorne diagnosed with cancer

6/17/2014

Veteran British entertainer Joe Longthorne is battling throat cancer eight years after beating leukaemia. The 58-year-old star was diagnosed with the illness earlier this year (14) after undergoing a biopsy on a lump found in his throat. He says in a statement to Britain's Blackpool Gazette newspaper, "I was completely and utterly shocked at being given the news about having to have treatment for throat cancer. However, I am 100 per cent positive. You have two choices on being given news like this - you can stay down or get up and fight. I've always chosen to fight and fight on I will. I've beaten it before and will do so again." Longthorne was previously struck down with lymphoma in 1989 and it later developed into leukaemia. He beat the disease in 2006 after undergoing a bone marrow transplant. He will continue to perform shows in Britain until the end of the month (May14), when he is due to start treatment.

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