A Girls Aloud fan says singer Sarah Harding’s death prompted her to self-examine for cancer, leading to a life-saving early diagnosis
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A Girls Aloud fan says her life was saved by Sarah Harding’s tragic death from breast cancer.
Lucy Morgan, 37, confessed she had never had her breasts checked for cancer before, but after the star’s death she decided to do so and discovered a small, hard lump in her breast her right.
The mother of two was later diagnosed with breast cancer, just weeks after Sarah’s tragic death. But thanks to an early diagnosis, surgery, and chemotherapy, her prognosis is good.
Lucy told Daily Star: “I truly believe Sarah Harding saved my life. I am young, healthy, and have no family history of breast cancer.
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“I would never have tested myself if it weren’t for her, but thank God I did.”
Lucy was getting ready for bed in the home she shares with her two children Eva, 14, and Charlie, 11, and husband Rob, 38, when she thought about getting her breasts checked.
She continued: “I have always been a fan so that really hit me when Sarah passed away. At 39, she was just a few years older than me and I realized that cancer can affect anyone.
“I had never had my breasts checked before, I didn’t think I needed to, but I decided that Saturday night. When I pressed my palm to my right chest, I felt a hard and clear lump. “
Lucy said that although it didn’t hurt, the tumor felt like “alien” and her husband said he could see it through her skin.
The following Monday morning, Lucy went to the doctor for a proper checkup.
After three agonizing weeks of waiting for the results, Lucy asked the doctors why it was taking so long, only to learn that Sarah’s death had greatly increased the number of women coming to the test.
Lucy’s initial biopsy came back clear, but doctors identified precancerous cells and sent her for a more invasive biopsy, which 10 days later revealed she had cancer.
“They found the cancer,” she said. It’s grade 2 invasive ductal carcinoma. I’m exhausted.”
Two weeks later, in November 2021, Lucy had surgery to remove the tumor.
She explained that a previous MRI scan showed the tumor to be 13mm, but it was actually 29mm.
She needed chemotherapy after cancer was also found in her lymph nodes.
Now, Lucy has undergone two of six rounds of chemotherapy.
She will need further radiation and hormone therapy for 10 years, but she is now cancer-free.
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