Brian Hughes describes his mother as a dynamic, outgoing and driven woman who did not do things by halves.

But Lucille Hughes is no longer with us.

She died in March, aged 78, after a formidable battle with cancer.

Now her son is telling her story in a bid to honour her dying wish: To see the treatment she credited with extending her life funded and made available to anyone who needs it.

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Lucille was a Metavivor, a group of advanced breast cancer fighters petitioning the Government for better access to life-prolonging drugs such as Ibrance and Kadcyla.

Today, the

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Petition to Parliament