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MLA deserves plaudits for going public on his cancer

Speaking out about a cancer diagnosis and prognosis takes a lot of courage and Alliance MLA Stewart Dickson is to be congratulated for revealing his own health problems. He makes several very important points. Firstly, don't delay in seeking medical help if feeling unwell as early diagnosis and treatment is vital. Secondly, our health service, in spite of the problems outlined above, contains hugely skilled staff who work constantly to ease the plight of patients and save lives.

Thirdly, he is collecting funding for the Friends of the Cancer Centre, a charity which does sterling work as anyone who has been in the centre will know. Give generously.

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