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Victor Marston named as hospital's 'oldest cancer survivor'

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Media captionVictor Marston said he was looking forward to renewing his busy social life

A 99-year-old Hampshire man has been named by a hospital as one of the world's oldest cancer survivors.

Victor Marston from Ringwood had a bowel tumour removed at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital (RBH).

His surgeon said the great-grandfather-of-five was one of the oldest patients to be cured of cancer anywhere in the world.

Mr Marston said he was pleased to be given the all-clear because he had "so much left to do" with his life.

The WW2 Territorial Army veteran was operated on within hours of being admitted to hospital on 8 May with stomach pains.

After his tumour was removed, he was pronounced cancer-free by doctors on Wednesday.

His surgeon, Mr Sanjaya Wijeyekoon, said: "Mr Marston is certainly the oldest cancer patient to be cured at RBH, and we have been researching for the past few days whether there is another cancer survivor older than him in the world, but so far we haven't found anyone who has beaten his record."

Mr Marston said he was looking forward to going home and renewing his busy social life.

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