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Helen holds out hope.

TV sports presenter Helen Rollason has said she has come to terms with death as she battles cancer - but worries about the impact on her 15-year-old daughter. And the Grandstand star said she still holds out hope for a cure as she continues her fight, despite being given only months to live earlier this year. She said: "I don't fear death - I fear the carnage I'll leave behind in the sense of an emotionally-stunned child." And she revealed it was the need to be around for her daughter Nikki which spurred her to carry on with debilitating chemotherapy treatment. Ms Rollason, aged 42, was diagnosed with cancer of the colon and liver last year. She has had two operations on her colon and in March her surgeon Mr Myrddin Rees hoped to regenerate the liver. However, the disease had inflicted too much damage and the operation was called off. A special BBC programme about her fight against cancer, Hope For Helen, is being screened on BBC1 on Tuesday October 27.
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Date:Oct 21, 1998
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