A WOMAN is raising money to support her cancer-battling cousin who beat the disease, only for it to return and spread.

Vince Holland, 49, from Leigh, was diagnosed with stomach cancer last June.

But after a successful operation, he was given the all-clear in October.

However, in December, he was re-admitted and told the cancer had returned and was spreading.

Doctors say there is now now NHS treatment available for Mr Holland.

Kiye Harrington, 20, from Southend, started the fundraising drive and has set up an online donation page for her cousin.

The family is hoping to use the money to order a batch of ‘sea fucoidan’ - a Japanese oil which is believed to dissolve cancerous tumours.

The money would also be used to pay for a holiday for Mr Holland.

Fundraiser Kiye said: “As we are no longer able to receive any further treatment from the NHS we are now looking to find our own treatment, the doctors believe the cancer is too aggressive to treat so Vince is just taking morphine and steroids for pain relief.

“This is why we are asking for everyone’s help with the fundraising as the oil costs £2,100 and we would love to give Vince a holiday to enjoy as it may be his last.

“We believe that it is important for Vince to get away and enjoy a holiday as he has been stuck in a hospital bed over the holiday period.”

She added: “He has been through an emotional time as he was told that after his operation to remove the stomach cancer he was on the road to recovery and he will beat it.

“However after suffering from serious migraines he was re-admitted to hospital where they later found the cancer had spread to five different areas of the brain.

“After being in hospital for a further two weeks they had discovered two more tumours on his lungs.”

Mr Holland has been told he has about two months left to live but his family are determined not to give up on him.

He said: “I’ve been told by my doctors that I cannot have any treatment because the cancer is too aggressive.

“I am currently just taking morphine and steroids, and I think that’s all they can do for me. I think that Kiye’s fundraising efforts are amazing and it means everything to me.

“Any help from the public who want to donate and support us, gives me hope.” To donate see www.gofundme.com and search Kiye Harrington.