In November 2020 — just months after doctors told her there was “no sign” of the cancer coming back — Estelle discovered it had returned and spread to her lungs and pelvis
Image: Estelle Wignall)
A “beautiful” young mother-of-one who was just 22 when she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer has died.
Estelle Wignall was first diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2017 when she had a tumor the size of a watermelon removed.
But in November 2020 – just months after doctors told her there was “no sign” of the cancer coming back – she discovered it had returned and spread to her lungs and pelvis.
At the time, the mother-of-one from Wigan, Manchester, was told she may only have two to three years to live.
After six rounds of chemotherapy and two major surgeries failed to nurse her back to health, Estelle raised more than £30,000 through a Go to the Fund Me page seek alternative treatments at various cancer centers in Mexico and Texas.
Tragically, Estelle died in the early hours of Wednesday morning, aged just 27.
Announcing her death on a Facebook page titled “Estelle Ovarian Cancer Awareness,” a family member wrote: “It is with a heavy heart that I announce to you all that my beautiful daughter Estelle Wignall passed away at 2:40am. She is now at peace .
“Thank you all for the support you have shown her over the past 12 months. She fought to the end like the little warrior she was. Rest in peace beautiful.”
I spoke to the Manchester Evening News last year , Estelle said: “I was first diagnosed aged just 22 after being laid on my bedroom floor in pain. I just couldn’t move and was taken to the hospital where at first they thought I had pelvic inflammatory disease.
“I went to the pharmacy to get my medication and I just picked up a pamphlet about ovarian cancer. I went home and read it and told my mom I knew I had it.
“I had all the symptoms on the package insert. Three months later a scan showed I had a large tumor the size of a watermelon which was then removed by Christie in Manchester.”
Life seemed to improve after her tumors were removed. Estelle made a full recovery and married her soulmate Mike in June 2019 in Texas. The couple welcomed their first child, Brooke, in May 2020.
But just months later, she received the devastating news that her tumor in her ovaries had returned and spread to her lungs and pelvis.
After visiting her GP who complained of abdominal pain, Estelle was referred for an urgent ultrasound, which then revealed an irregular tumor measuring up to 12cm in length. After further testing, she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer for a second time, with advanced disease affecting her liver and lungs.
Estelle spoke openly about her cancer on social media to raise awareness of ovarian cancer and its symptoms.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/mum-one-dies-27-after-26607028 A mother-of-one dies aged 27 after having a tumor the size of a watermelon removed