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"Steve always said to us that pseudomyxoma peritonei would never beat him and it didn't. In the end it was complications from the transplant that took Steve away from us."
He stressed the immense gratitude that the Prescott family have for the team in Oxford, which was led by Mr Anil Vaidya, for giving Steve the chance of life he craved.
But, as Mike said, "Steve refused to give up" and he began researching alternative treatments and asked specialists about a potential transplant.
"He was given hope. He made a decision with his family to go for it."
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died surgeons at Churchill Hospital in Oxford removed over 90 per cent of the pseudomyxoma peritonei tumours that were in his abdomen.
A number of the doctors who had treated Steve attended the funeral service in Lowe House Church on Monday.
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The cancer battler's treatment in Oxford was known to a close circle of family and friends but it was not reported publicly as relatives and the hospital had requested privacy and confidentiality.
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Mike added: "Stephen knew that without surgery he would not survive much longer.
battled against for more than seven years.
Steve's condition had deteriorated from October 2012 when he began suffering more frequent bowel obstructions and admissions to hospital.
world to undergo such a transplant.
The family are also taking comfort that the lessons learned from the transplant would help others in the future.
By the middle of 2013 he had been transferred to Hope Hospital in Salford where, after being told his bowel was not functioning properly, he was placed on an artificial feeding line.
It was then that he was put in touch with the team at Oxford.
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