Cancer fight over

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Cancer fight over

A cancer victim lost her fight for life yesterday after battling to spend one last Christmas with her baby daughter.

Helen Bourton, 27, who was terminally ill with breast cancer, found herself embroiled in controversy after Avon Health Authority refused to fund the pounds 10,000 treatment she said she needed to help her stay alive until Christmas.

Friends and family stepped in to pay for a course of the drug Docetaxel and she was able to cuddle her 19-month-old daughter Ellie-Mae from her bed at Bristol Infirmary on Christmas Day.