Teenager loses cancer battle

FAMILY and friends of a teenager who bravely battled cancer are today mourning her loss.Laura Croker, 17, was featured in the Evening Star this month after she was struck by a rare form of cancer that affects just one in eleven million people in the UK.

FAMILY and friends of a teenager who bravely battled cancer are today mourning her loss.

Laura Croker, 17, was featured in the Evening Star this month after she was struck by a rare form of cancer that affects just one in eleven million people in the UK.

She died last Wednesday , and her funeral will be held on Wednesday at St Mary Magdalene Church, in Highfield Approach, Ipswich.

Guests are to be invited to wear casual clothes, as Laura would have wanted.


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An Askins tumour had grown on her chest wall in the year she was due to be taking her A-levels and making plans for university.

Laura was studying media and hoped to become a film producer.

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She had to take a year out from St Albans High School while she travelled backwards and forwards to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge for treatment, after being diagnosed in October 2000.

Her parents Chris and Valerie, sister Victoria and brother Matthew from Nine Acres, Ipswich, endured a worrying time but had nothing but praise for staff at St Albans and Laura's friends who rallied round and were a huge support.

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