A TALENTED young doctor has died from the same rare cancer which he spent his adult life trying to save his patients from.
Ed Showler, 28, was diagnosed with incurable clear cell sarcoma last September after noticing a strange growth in one of his big toes.
The consultant haematologist, from Canterbury, Kent, had dedicated himself to helping others with the cancer – which mainly affects people aged between 20 and 40.
His heartbroken dad John said it was a ‘cruel irony’ his son had been taken by the disease.
He said: “Ed believed he could make a real difference to his patients’ lives through the pioneering treatments that are just beginning to come forward in his field of medicine.