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Christine Main suffered from a major unexplained stroke at only 32, leaving her left side paralysed, turning her world upside down. With determination Christine was able to exceed all recovery expectations; regaining the ability to walk, improving speech and increasing dexterity. Seven weeks on, the underlying cause of stroke was identified as advanced stage cancer.

Christine had adenocarcinoma, a rare and aggressive form of lung cancer that usually affects women and non-smokers. The cancer had spread to the lymph nodes, however Christine responded well to chemotherapy and a new drug from the United States.  By that December all but one lymph node were normal size and the tumours in her lungs had completely resolved. Christine, her Mum Trish and younger sister Karen were thrilled.

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