ITV Coronation Street star Kym Marsh gives emotional update on dad’s inoperable cancer

Kym Marsh has given an emotional update on her father's incurable cancer.

The former Coronation Street star, 47, has previously opened up on how her dad David had been diagnosed with terminal prostate cancer. Recently she revealed that the disease had spread to his spine and that doctors were no longer able to treat him with chemotherapy.

Now, the TV presenter, who rose to fame in pop group Hear'Say in 2001, has taken to social media to give an update on her dad. She posted a photo to her Instagram stories showing her in a hospital waiting room as she accompanied her father on an appointment.

As a caption, she wrote: "Another scan for dad, Never away from the hospital these days." This was written along with a tearful face emoji.

Earlier this month, Kym appeared on BBC Morning Live alongside co-presenter Gethin Jones, when she spoke about how her dad’s condition had worsened. David, 78, has previously appeared on the programme as he informed viewers of the importance of getting a prostate check after he delayed going to the doctors during the pandemic.

Addressing Kym's comeback on the show this month, Gethin said: "Kym, it's been a minute since we've seen you."

Kym replied: "I know, it's been a little while, hasn't it?"

Gethin went on: "I know you've been spending quite a lot of time with your dad recently.

"We know Dave really well on Morning Live, and the reason you've been spending time with him is because you've had some bad news, haven't you?"

Kym said: "Yes, Morning Live has been following dad's cancer diagnosis, which was about two and a half years ago, I think now, and his latest scan results have shown, unfortunately, that there are more cancer deposits further up his spine now."

She added: "They are doing further scans to see if it's gone into any more of his bones, but unfortunately, they can't offer him chemotherapy."

Kym also shared that doctors had encouraged her and her family to spend as much time with her dad as they can.

She added: "So that's what we've been doing. We went out on Halloween to a lights trail, and he's just been enjoying spending time with his family."

Last year, the actress shared that her dad had delayed going to the doctors due to the pandemic, ultimately resulting in the cancer spreading to his pelvis, spine, ribs, and left leg. She shared his diagnosis in the hopes of raising awareness about the illness and encouraging others to go and get checked.

Talking to her thousands of followers, Kym penned: "This is our wonderful Daddy. For people that don't know, he has incurable cancer. But [he] is being treated by the amazing doctors and nurses at his local cancer centre to keep the horrible disease away for as long as possible.”

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