A Hull mum diagnosed with breast cancer just weeks ago has told of her shock. Danielle Connah, 40, from north Hull, is facing 18 weeks of intense chemotherapy after finding a lump on her breast which turned out to be cancer. She was diagnosed with breast cancer on July 31. Despite knowing she may have to go through the "worst year of her life", Danielle says she is determined to get through it so she can live the rest of her life. She said: "I just keep thinking, 'It is just a year. You just have to make it to a year'. "I'm so looking forward to the rest of my life after this." Danielle, who is mum to 18-year-old Kimberley, Bradley, 16, Liam, nine, and Charlotte, six, first spotted the lump on June 22. She said: "I've never really checked as often as I should, like every month. I remember getting out the shower and finding it but at certain times of the month your breasts change so after I got my husband to check it was there. "We made an appointment to see the GP for the following … [Read more...] about Hull Asda worker cuts hair off in store after cancer diagnosis
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0 Comments Brian Kennedy: I'm going in the right direction but I'm not out of the woods yet as regards my health BelfastTelegraph.co.uk It was an unexpectedly emotional moment which took Belfast singer Brian Kennedy by complete surprise. Listening to the radio a few months ago he was profoundly moved when a song by his late brother Bap was played. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/entertainment/news/brian-kennedy-im-going-in-the-right-direction-but-im-not-out-of-the-woods-yet-as-regards-my-health-36943895.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article36944142.ece/54f6d/AUTOCROP/h342/Brian%20Kennedy%208.jpg Email It was an unexpectedly emotional moment which took Belfast singer Brian Kennedy by complete surprise. Listening to the radio a few months ago he was profoundly moved when a song by his late brother Bap was played. He says: "It surprised me the great sense of comfort I got from it. "It just shows how people can live on through their music." The summer of … [Read more...] about Brian Kennedy: I’m going in the right direction but I’m not out of the woods yet as regards my health
A MUM has told of her guilt after her new-born daughter developed cancer in the WOMB – and was forced to undergo gruelling chemotherapy at just 14 days old. Just two weeks after she was born little Annaleise Sisneros was hooked up to machines and surrounded by up to 20 doctors as she was treated with heavy-duty drugs. Heartbreakingly, the tiny baby’s downy hair even fell out - a side-effect of her chemotherapy. Annaleise, now nearly nine months 0ld, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia - a rare type of blood cancer in August last year. Doctors initially though her raised, red rash was allergies but following blood tests her parents were given the devastating cancer diagnosis. It is likely it developed in the womb. Her devastated mum Brandy, 25, from New Mexico, USA, said: “We assumed she developed it in the womb, as she had the bumps when she was born. "So we are assuming she had it while I was pregnant. “But [when I was expecting] they didn’t … [Read more...] about My baby developed cancer in the womb – and was forced to undergo gruelling chemo at just 14 days old
A MUM has written a poignant open letter about the reality of caring from her critically ill seven-year-old - and revealed the heartbreaking question he asks her every night. Little Harry Addy suffers from tumours on his spine and each evening asks his mum, Melanie, from Stalham, Norfolk, "Mummy, why does God make tumours?" The 33-year-old said: “I didn’t know the answer… what is the answer?” Now, Melanie has written a open letter detailing what the reality of looking after a critically ill child is really like - and it makes harrowing reading. Melanie's letter says: “Imagine it was your child, your life… “Imagine being told your child has a large tumour in their spinal cord. “Imagine being told your baby boy, who has only just turned five, will need a 12-hour operation, an operation that could leave him paralysed or worse. “Imagine holding your baby boy while they put him to sleep, staying strong for him, but once he's asleep … [Read more...] about Mum pens poignant open letter about caring for critically ill son and reveals his daily heartbreaking question
IT CAN be unpleasant, it involves the bowels - a part of the body we're shy about and certainly NOT something we want talk about. But, the reality is you must listening to your intestines could save your life. Here are the signs and symptoms you need to look out for... What is bowel cancer? Bowel cancer, also known as colon cancer or colorectal cancer, is the fourth most common form of the disease in the UK, after breast, prostate and lung cancers. And it's the second biggest cancer killer. More than 41,000 people in the UK are diagnosed with the disease each year, according to Bowel Cancer UK. And a recent study has warned around one in five bowel cancer patients told they have the disease in A&E, have suffered some of the "red flag" symptoms at least a year before their diagnosis. Experts have warned doctors are missing key opportunities to diagnose patients - missed opportunities that could mean the difference between life and death. Former football stars David Beckham … [Read more...] about What are bowel cancer’s signs, what are the symptoms of the condition and how is colon cancer treated?