Wirral teen raises cancer awareness

Every year more than 850 people are diagnosed with Lymphoma but hardly anyone knows how to spot symptoms of the cancer.

People under 30 are most at risk and now a teenager from Wirral is helping lead a campaign to educate people.

It's designed to help sufferers to recognise the symptoms and is called PITS.

It stands for Persistent lumps, Itching, Tiredness and Sweating.

Rachel Hurst from Wirral had symptoms for 18 months before being diagnosed at 19 years old.

She said:

"I wasn't pressuring my GP for a diagnosis which was silly of me because it is my body and I knew something wasn't right.

"I had itchy skin, I lost a bit of weight, I was getting lots of headaches and feeling ill with night sweats."