Ben's chronic cough turned out to be TESTICULAR CANCER in his CHEST: Doctors found an orange-sized tumour wrapped around his heart and lungs
Six months after Ben Payne ran the London Marathon in a respectable five-and-a-half hours, the 36-year-old found he was struggling to walk up a flight of stairs.
For the previous four months he'd been suffering with a persistent cough and night sweats, which he blamed on a lingering chest infection.
He put the back ache on his right side down to carrying coal for the fire at the home he shared with his wife, Clare, 41, and son Noah, eight.
However, he couldn't explain away the lack of fitness.
'I couldn't understand it. I'd trained hard before running the marathon that April, but by... read more
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