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Video transcript:
Mike: My name is Mike Donahue, I live in County Durham. I’m a professional magician and in 2007 I was diagnosed with mouth cancer.
I was getting shaved for an event early evening to go out and perform at an event and I noticed a lump on my neck.
At first I just thought it was muscle so for a couple of weeks I didn’t do anything and then I thought there’s maybe something not right here.
So I went to the GP and as soon as he looked at it he faxed though to hospital just to get it checked in case it was cancer. And he actually mentioned the word cancer.
I remember going to a Blackpool magic convention which I used to go to every year wondering whether I would have cancer


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