Chrissy Turner, an 8 years old girl from Utah was diagnosed with secretory breast carcinoma, a very rare form of breast cancer in October. Pediatric Surgery International Journaly reported this secretory breast carcinoma is extremely rare form. It’s supposed to happen for less than 1% of all breast cancer cases or you can say it’s one in a million.
This case makes Chrissy become the youngest ever patient to be diagnosed with breast cancer. According to DailyMail, Chrissy’s mother, Annette Turner revealed that it was Chrissy who first found the tumor.
“She came to us on a Sunday afternoon, she said, ‘Mommy I have been scared and I have this lump. It had been there for a while.”
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To find this, Annette was in shock. She said “No child should ever have to go through cancer,”
Unfortunately, it’s not only Chrissy. Both her parents, Annete and Tory have are cancer survivor too. Mother, Annete was beating with cervical cancer while her father was daignosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma when Chrissy was a baby.
Annete Turner reveal her worry to ABC Utah “My heart and thoughts are on my daughter and having her get better,” Turner said to ABC News.
She was worrying everyday about the family, the husband and now her girl. For her, this girl is their therapy because she is kind of happy girl who cheer people around her.
The family gave the best support to Chrissy. This little girl said she was scared at first, but she believes she can fight it off.
“I was scared the first time I knew about it, but I knew I could fight it off and I hope I can fight it off.”
Her mom, Annette reassured her: “You can do this.”
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Though this cancer is very rare, the doctors at the Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City believed it can be removed. Yes, it sounds good and hopefully it will be easier for them.
Dr. Brian Bucher from Primary Children’s Hospital said it’s very treatable.
“Chrissy will need to undergo a simple mastectomy…to remove all the remaining breast tissue to prevent this cancer from coming back.”