Caroline Aherne Battling Lung Cancer

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One of the most famous British comediennes Caroline Aherne has been diagnosed with lung cancer.

The much beloved funnywoman has been undergoing treatment in Manchester, England. Now she plans to team up with officials at the U.K.’s Macmillan Cancer Improvement Partnership in order to get better support for patients living with the fatal illness.

Aherne said, “I’ve had cancer and my brother’s had cancer and we know how it affects people… The reason why the partnership has been formed is because all the partners recognise that the whole cancer care system is fragmented, meaning that people do fall through the cracks.”

“They’ve asked me to get involved and I’m really glad that I can do my bit to encourage people to speak up about where things do go wrong with cancer care.”

She added, “It’s brilliant that all these big institutions want to make cancer care better for Manchester people, but even the best doctors, nurses and managers on earth aren’t going to be able to understand what needs improving unless people affected by cancer in Manchester get involved and tell them what needs to change.

“The reason why the partnership has been formed is because all the partners recognise that the whole cancer care system is fragmented, meaning that people do fall through the cracks.
She will help launch the campaign on July 26.

Aherne, who also wrote and played in hit U.K. series The Royle Family and The Mrs. Merton Show, has previously battled cancer of the retina and bladder.

Her brother, Patrick, was also born with rare retina cancer.

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