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Girl diagnosed with cancer aged eight on disease returning for third time during lockdown

A teenage girl who was diagnosed with cancer seven years ago has opened up about having the disease returning for a third time during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Rebecca Henderson, from Billingham, County Durham, had just celebrated her eighth birthday when she was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare form of cancer found in the muscles, bones and soft tissue areas.

Rebecca Henderson

Her life changed in that instant as the previously active and sport child now had to face lengthy cancer treatment, hospital stays and surgery.

At 15 years old, Rebecca has faced cancer four times in her young life, each time hoping it has been beaten.

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