For some months we have been taking a close relative of my husband to the Christie hospital for treatment of a tumour that was blocking her windpipe. She only weighed 6 stone was only able to drink sips of water and was convinced she couldn't be helped and about to die. She has slowly increased her strength, despite many set backs including pneumonia and now weighs 8.5stone.and is cancer free all thanks to the consultants and back up staff at the Christie. She is going on a well earned holiday next week knowing that if she does get another tumour she will be given the best treatment. Seeing her able to eat properly yesterday brought a lump in my mouth.