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Edinburgh teen who thought he had growing pains diagnosed with rare cancer

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An Edinburgh teen who thought he was suffering from growing pains was found to be suffering from a rare cancer. Keiran Smart, from Niddrie, was an active 14-year-old when he started suffering from a persistent ache in his leg at the beginning of 2022.

The youngster's parents and teachers initially put the problem down to growing pains and didn't think much of it, however the pain became increasingly worse and he was eventually forced to give up football.

A few months later, the youngster's world came crashing down when he was diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma, a rare type of cancer that can affect both the pelvis and lungs.

After undergoing 14 rounds of chemotherapy and missing his entire fourth year of school, Kieran and his family are now hopeful that they have reached the light at the end of the tunnel.

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