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Tom Smith: My fight and my family

Scottish and Lions legend Tom Smith speaks to Elly Oldroyd about dealing with cancer.

“The uncertainty is something which provokes fear. I’d like to bring as much certainty as I can to the future of my family." Scottish and Lions legend Tom Smith sits down with Elly Oldroyd to discuss dealing with cancer. In August 2019 Tom was diagnosed with Stage 4 colorectal cancer which has spread to his liver and brain. He talks openly about the devastating news, the support he's received and reflects on his illustrious career.

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