Kym Marsh shares heartbreak after dad diagnosed with incurable cancer

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Kym Marsh's dad is battling cancer. (Yui Mok/PA Images via Getty Images)

Kym Marsh has revealed her dad Dave has been diagnosed with incurable prostate cancer after delaying going for a check-up during the coronavirus pandemic.

The former Coronation Street star told The Sun that the cancer has spread to her dad’s pelvis, spine, ribs and left leg but that although it can’t be cured, it is treatable.

And her dad is determined to be around to walk Marsh down the aisle when she marries fiancé Scott Ratcliff.

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“It has been a very difficult time, I can’t deny that, but we have always been very close as a family and so we have been able to talk together and plan for the future which is important,” Marsh said.

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She went on: “At this stage doctors are talking about it being incurable, but it is treatable and the hope is that they may be able to extend his life - but by how much, nobody really knows, and he is in discomfort.”

Dave told the paper that he is hoping his treatment gives him more time with his family.

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“I want to be fit and well enough to walk Kym down the aisle after she recently got engaged,” he said. “It’s something to look forward to, and making sure I’m there means the world to me.”

Marsh announced at the weekend that she is set to wed Ratcliff, after the soldier popped the question as they celebrated her birthday.

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The star, who turned 45 on 13 June, told OK!: "I'm absolutely over the moon - I can't believe it.

"It's been the best birthday surprise ever. I can't stop smiling!"

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