Royle Family star reveals lung cancer fight
Caroline Aherne has spoken out about her treatment for lung cancer. The award-winning TV writer and Royle Family star is due to speak at a charity event in her home city of Manchester next month on ways of improving cancer care.
Aherne, who has previously had bladder and eye cancer, said: "I've had cancer and my brother's had cancer and we know how it affects people."
The actress, who also starred in the Fast Show and the Mrs Merton Show, said she wanted to help Macmillan Cancer Research. She said it was "truly shocking" that Manchester had the worst record on premature cancer deaths in England.
However, Aherne added that she plans to continue narrating Channel 4's Gogglebox reality show.