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Macmillan nurse made sure my husband was not in pain

Jim Kerton had so much to look forward to, including his wedding, but his wife Chris had to cope with his terminal cancer diagnosis with the help of their nurse Sue Whitehead.
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Jim Kerton had so much to look forward to, including his wedding, but his wife Chris had to cope with his terminal cancer diagnosis with the help of their nurse Sue Whitehead

My husband Jim Kerton was diagnosed with cancer in September 2015 after having an ear ache and sore throat for two weeks.

Cancer of the tongue was diagnosed and he underwent two major operations, demonstrating amazing courage and determination.

At 60 years old Jim thought he had many more happy years ahead, but out of the blue results from a routine scan found metastatic cancer in the spine and liver.

This meant palliative care. It was devastating news for us and the family. We married just months after his diagnosis.

Extra mile

We were introduced to Macmillan nurse Sue Whitehead, and l realised

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