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Colin Bloomfield vows to fight his way back on to the radio

By Ashbourne News Telegraph  |  Posted: July 22, 2014

By Zena Hawley

Colin Bloomfield vows to fight his way back on  to the radio

Colin Bloomfield vows to fight his way back on to the radio

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PRESENTER Colin Bloomfield has told Radio Derby listeners that he hopes to return to the airways.

Speaking on Sally Pepper's programme, Colin, who is fighting lung cancer and brain tumours, says he has “no intention” of quitting his job.

The breakfast show host has been off air in recent months as he battles against stage four melanoma.

Recent tests have revealed each tumour has shrunk since doctors put him on a drug called Zelboraf.

Colin said: “It’s slightly ambitious to say I’m going back on breakfast soon. I would love to come back but my health has to come first. I’ve got another scan in six weeks and I don’t know what they are going to say – it’s a really aggressive and unpredictable disease.

“But I’ve got no intention of giving up radio. I love Radio Derby, I love the people I work with and I love the job.”

Colin said the recent scan results were encouraging but that he was not getting his hopes too high.

He said: “Every single one of the tumours has shrunk –and that was within a week of starting the treatment. I wasn’t really expecting the drug to work so quickly and effectively.

“But the problem with the drug is it doesn’t necessarily work long term. It can stop working in six months and the tumours spread back.

“You have to remain quite level-headed about it. You can’t get too high or too low.

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