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Midlands campaign to get rare cancer recognised more quickly

A campaign has been launched to increase awareness among GPs of sarcomas - a rare form of cancer which kills nearly half of sufferers within five years.

Sarcomas are a rare but dangerous form of tumour that affect muscles, nerves, cartilage and tendons.

Paralympian Richard Whitehead is leading the push for earlier diagnosis after he lost a close friend to the condition.

BBC Midlands Today health correspondent Michele Paduano reports.

  • 23 Jun 2014