In a candid interview with The Mirror, our brave and determined chair, Mimi McCord shares the story of events which lead her to start Heartburn Cancer UK and her drive to raise awareness of the symptoms her late husband, Mike McCord, suffered.

Heartburn Cancer UK is determined to support capsule sponge test technology being widely available through GP surgeries so people can be quickly and easily checked meaning they can be given peace of mind or diagnosed and treated earlier helping save lives.

Read Mimi's honest and touching story here: Key cancer symptom spotted after man got piece of toast lodged in throat before he died - Mirror Online

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