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2008-09-27 00:00:36

When Swansea mum Joanne Leonard walked through the door of her doctor's surgery she thought she had a bug. She was surprised to discover she had non-Hodgkin's lymphoma of the pancreas and chest, which is rare in women. The 29-year-old, of Glebe Road, Loughor, had to undergo major surgery, including intensive cancer treatment. She was just 27, and was at home caring for her five-month- old baby Aled when she received the news. "I spent my 28th and 29th birthdays in hospital," she...

2008-09-27 00:00:36

By Liz Perkins When Swansea mum Joanne Leonard walked through the door of her doctor's surgery, she thought she had nothing worse than a stomach bug. But little did she realise the diagnosis would turn her whole world upside down. She was surprised to discover she had non-Hodgkin's lymphoma of the pancreas and chest, as it is rare for women to have the disease. The 29-year-old, of Glebe Road, Loughor, had to undergo major surgery, including intensive cancer treatment. She was just...


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toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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