Monday 23 October 2017

Dermot Morgan's son used cannabis to cope with cancer

Ben Morgan discusses the moment he was told he had the disease and how he is seeing the funny side

HUMOUR: Aspiring comedian Ben Morgan wrote a blog called Stage Four Chancer about his winning battle against Nodular Sclerosing Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Picture By David Conachy
HUMOUR: Aspiring comedian Ben Morgan wrote a blog called Stage Four Chancer about his winning battle against Nodular Sclerosing Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Picture By David Conachy
Mark O'Regan

Mark O'Regan

Ben Morgan slowly rubs his finger along his neck, and points to the part of it where he first discovered a cluster of small "lumps".

The aspiring comedian and Trinity College law student - the son of Father Ted actor Dermot Morgan - recalls without emotion the fateful cancer diagnosis that would change his life.

The first inkling that something was wrong came on New Year's Day.

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