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Brave couple both recover from cancer after being diagnosed on same day


A COUPLE have both recovered from cancer — after being diagnosed on the same day at the same hospital.

Darran Gibbs, 56, found out in the morning he had prostate cancer and wife Tracey, 49, was told hours later she had breast cancer.

But six months on, they are free of the disease.

Tracey said: “What happened was one in a million. It felt like our worlds were falling apart. It hit us like a train.

"But when we got home, we made a pact to fight. And we got through by being together.”

They were diagnosed on November 28 last year at the Royal Derby Hospital near their home in Mickleover.

Dog-walker Tracey had an urgent mastectomy four days before Christmas and shop-fitter Darran had his prostate removed.

She added: “It was frightening but what was amazing was we had no delays to our treatment. We had wonderful care.”

Darran said: “We helped each other through.

"The double diagnosis gave us more strength.”

Tracey was given the all-clear in January while Darran got the nod just last month.

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