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Midlands campaign to get rare cancer recognised more quickly

23 June 2014 Last updated at 21:44 BST

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.

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