Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Ex-Soldier Who Battled Cancer Gets Shock News Disease Has Returned

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Ex-Soldier Who Battled Cancer Gets Shock News Disease Has Returned

Article excerpt

A FORMER soldier whose life was saved by his bone marrow donor sister has relapsed after almost a decade.

Ten years ago, Lee Robson, then 23, was diagnosed with leukaemia and was in desperately need of a bone marrow transplant after four courses of chemotherapy failed to cure him.

His life was saved thanks to his younger sister Rebekkah, then only 11, who went under the surgeon's knife after volunteering to donate.

Since then, Lee has gone from strength to strength and in May this year he tackled his first major charity challenge, a 250-mile charity bike ride from John O'Groats, Scotland, to Newcastle's Quayside to give something back to a charity close to his heart.

BLOW Lee In the days after the ride, the father-of-two began feeling unwell and he was treated with antibiotics for pneumonia.

But the drugs weren't working and Lee suspected something else was wrong, so requested a blood test, the results of which prompted medics to take a bone marrow biopsy. …

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