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Saturday 26 July 2014

Actor backs Caroline's fight against rare cancer

John Manning

Published 25/03/2014|05:32

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Irish actor and patron of Caring for Caroline Medical Trust Stephen Rea and broadcaster Jenny Buckley at the launch

A SKERRIES mother-of-two is willingly submitting herself to an exhausting series of ground-breaking treatments in the US in her battle against an extremely rare form of cancer, thought to be unique in Ireland.

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Caroline Fagan Heyenga (32) is battling an extremely rare form of cancer called Metastatic Follicular Thyroid Carcinoma and a Trust has been set up in her name to pursue new ground-breaking treatments for this and other rare forms of cancer in the United States and Europe.

The trust has been set up on the back of exhaustive research by Caroline's family, whose dedication to the cause is helping to develop new and innovative treatments in a battle against cancer, a disease that Caroline's brother, Richard, says poses a huge threat to mankind over the next decade.

The Caring for Caroline Medical Trust was launched by Caroline's family with the help of local actor, Stephen Rea, at Newbridge House.

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