So when he was diagnosed with breast cancer, he was staggered.
Ross, 68, of Myrtle Street, Barnsley, was diagnosed in April after discovering a lump.
He had banged himself against a car door, and noticed the lump gradually got bigger.
"It's traumatic enough being diagnosed with cancer, but to find out it was breast cancer - I was absolutely gobsmacked," Ross said.
** The full story appears in the Barnsley Chronicle, dated August 29. **
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