A MUM has told how her little girl’s tummy ache turned out to be ovarian cancer at just 12-years-old.
Brave Sinead was diagnosed right before Christmas. She had her first round on Christmas Day.
When she first visited her GP in Plymouth she had been complaining of a ‘poorly tummy’ and was given medication to treat it.
The symptoms worsened and she began to bloat. In pain and in agony, she was rushed by ambulance to Bristol hospital.
Sinead lost her hair during the treatment. She now wears an wig.
Although she has been through chemotherapy, she still needs to be seen a kidney specialist.
After her family forced her to be separated at the start of the year, the youngster is now back in school.
He mum Jodie told PlymouthLive: “Sinead has four lumps of cancer left in her uterus.
“They cannot be removed, but the surgeon believes these are dead, but we won’t know until Sinead’s scan in November.”
Sinead has been going school for three days a weeks – even though she is often tired and unwell.
Sinead claims that she has been subject to insults by other students regarding her wig.
Sinead originally wanted to go back school to meet her friends, but started making excuses why she couldn’t.
Jodie stated that Sinead’s hair was faked by the bullies and threatened to rip her hair off.
“I didn’t think it would be so brutal and so quick”, Jodie said.
Jodie said that her mum went to school to address the issue, but when she returned home her little girl was already dressed in her uniform with no wig.
The 7 signs of ovarian cancer you need to know
It’s often described as a “silent killer
Two thirds of women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer at a late stage, when it has already spread and is much harder to treat successfully.
Nine out of ten (93%) women who are diagnosed in the early stages will live for at least five years.
Only 13 percent of patients who are diagnosed at stage IV (the most advanced stage) will survive.
Here are the 7 signs to look out for
- Pain in your belly or pelvic area
- Feeling full quickly when eating
- Needing to pee more often
- Back pain
- Change in poo habits
- Unexplained weight loss
“When she put her uniform on I felt like the proudest mum in the world, but scared as we as parents know that bullying goes on”, Jodie said.
Sinead now encourages others to be authentic and not listen to bullies.
Sinead’s family has been fundraising to help her.
You can donate via their GoFundMe page, so far they have raised £6,740 of their £10,000 goal.
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