Couple tell of inspirational cancer battle after being diagnosed within three months of each other

Source: Manchester Evening News / Todd Fitzgerald

An inspirational couple are finding the strength in each other to fight cancer after both being diagnosed within three months.

Sue Fagan and Wolfgang Thurn are sharing their battle with the disease following devastating double diagnosis.

Wolfgang, known as Wolf, was told he had terminal cancer of the oesophagus in July last year.

Just three months later Sue, 58, was diagnosed with stage two breast cancer after a routine mammogram.

The couple, who have been together for 12 years, are supporting one another – and have vowed to give something back to staff at the hospital who are treating them.

Sue and Wolf, 66, are both under the care of medics at The Christie – and are taking part in the charity Walk of Hope next month to help raise vital funds.

Wolf, from Dukinfield in Tameside , has seen his tumours shrink by 40 per cent and is still going strong a year after his diagnosis.

He said: “It was such a shock when I was diagnosed, especially receiving the news that I had just six to 12 months to live, and, just as we were coming to terms with it, we found out Sue had cancer too.

“It was heartbreaking – it hit me like a ton of bricks. Telling my son, and then my daughter, who had just returned elated from a six-month, round-the-world back packing trip, was really hard.


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