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Radio 4 helped diagnose my cancer

Paul was diagnosed with oesophageal cancer after hearing the symptoms on PM

Steve Hewlett chronicled his experience with oesophageal cancer weekly on PM in 2016.

Steve believed that by using his journalistic skills to investigate and understand his own cancer, he would be doing some good for himself and perhaps for people listening to PM.

He was right on both counts.

Lisa Griffith wrote to the programme about her husband Paul. After hearing about the symptoms on PM, Paul went to the doctor and was diagnosed with oesophageal cancer.

(Photo: Paul Griffith. Credit: Lisa Griffith)

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