BBC Newsbeat Documentary - My Tumour Made Me Trendy

Fashion influencer Arooj Aftab's style is baggy fashion. She's thriving in an industry where looks are key - but she's hiding something under her clothes. The 23-year-old fashion blogger was nominated for a prestigious Cosmo award – she’s known for her menswear look – what her followers don’t know though is her baggy look isn't just about fashion. As she reveals on camera for the first time – it’s to hide her neurofibromatosis tumours. Around 26, 000 people in the UK have the genetic condition – the tumours aren’t cancer – they’re benign – but you have to learn to live with them and what Arooj is about to find out is hers are on the smallest scale – others are a hundred times worse off than her – how do they cope?


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    BBC Radio 1/1Xtra Newsbeat