Former Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has revealed he had cancer – and has since recovered.
The Tory MP has said he will be taking part in a charity 5K race after the disease has affected relatives “very dramatically”.
Mr Hunt, 55, will wear pink to represent Cancer Research UK in next month’s Race for Life at Stoke Park, Guildford.
The South West Surrey MP chairs the House of Commons Health and Welfare Committee.
He said of his fear of cancer: “I had a small one myself which luckily got resolved.
“So it affected my family very much.
“There are many things we can do to improve our cancer survival rates.
“The more we do to raise money and raise awareness, the more lives we will save.”
He will compete with cancer survivor Rod Pluthero, 73, and Tory MP Angela Richardson, 47.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/5596574/jeremy-hunt-cancer-charity-run/ Ex-Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt reveals secret cancer fight ahead of charity run