Ian’s thanks to ward’s medical staff

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AN ARBROATH man gave something back to the staff who helped him to battle cancer.

Ian Law handed over a cheque for £500 at ward 32 in Ninewells Hospital on Monday, to benefit lung cancer patients.

Mr Law (68) is a former lung cancer patient and wanted to do something to show his gratitude to the staff who treated him during his illness last year.

Cash was collected during a fund-raising drive by Freemasons’ at Lodge the Bruce in Friockheim.

And on Monday Mr Law travelled through to Ninewells Hospital with his friend Frank McDonald to visit ward 32 staff and to hand over the cash.

While he was there he met with consultant Dr Hannah Lord and clinical nurse specialist Susan Smyth and presented them with the cash.

Dr Hannah Lord said: “We are most grateful for all donations that are made to the Lung Cancer Fund.

“The money will be very much appreciated and will be used to support patients diagnosed with lung cancer.”

Lung cancer is the second most common cancer diagnosed after breast cancer and more than 41,000 people are diagnosed with the condition every year.

Symptoms of the condition can include a persistent cough, being short of breath, coughing up blood, having an ache when breathing and coughing and fatigue.