Cancer-stricken man told he had six months to live rushes to marry his girlfriend as doctors don’t know how long he has left after beating his prognosis

A couple have been forced to quickly plan their dream wedding after the groom was diagnosed with terminal cancer and warned he may only have six months to live.

Martins Konkins, 29, was diagnosed with a rare salivary gland cancer, which caused a golf-sized ball tumour to grow on his neck, in 2016.

The tumour left him unable to open his jaw but, despite being given the all clear, he was told the disease had returned and spread to his lungs last June.

After being given just six months to live at the time, Mr Konkins has outlived the worst-case scenario but still doesn’t know how long he will survive for.

He and his partner of eight years, Hannah Merrick, 26, are now rushing to plan their wedding which was originally booked for 2020.

Mr Konkins, from Ludlow, Shropshire, said: ‘After what we were told, now my goal is the wedding.

‘When we got engaged we were looking at getting married in 2020, but after everything that has happened we were like “let’s do it in six months”.

‘We don’t really know what is going to happen. I know it’s short, but if the worst happens I have lived a great life and done as much a possible.

‘I sometimes get scared but I think I was more scared back in 2016 when I first got diagnosed with cancer.

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