'There was more chance of winning the lottery': Father and son both develop rare cancers at odds of 14m to one Father and son diagnosed with different forms of aggressive cancer four years apart Doctors say there is no link between the two conditions and the odds of both developing them were 14million to oneFamily are now backing new Stand up to Cancer campaign | UPDATED: 15:45 GMT, 15 October 2012 Andrew Wantling who has beaten a rare form of cancer and son James who has battled unrelated leukaemia for two years A family has been left devastated after both a father and son were diagnosed with different types of aggressive cancer at odds of 14 million to one.