8-Year-Old Is The Youngest Person Ever Diagnosed With Breast Cancer
“Our daughter was our therapy,” Annette says of her husbands recovery.
Speaking about her daughter’s shocking diagnosis, Mrs Turner told the TV station: “I broke down. It’s a struggle every day worrying about my family, about my husband and now my baby girl.”
“My heart and thoughts are on my daughter and having her get better,” Turner said to ABC News.
“I was kind of scared to kind of figure out what it was,” Chrissy told ABC News.
Although rare, doctors at the Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City said they are confident that it can be removed.
“It is very treatable,” said Chrissy’s physician Dr. Brian Bucher, at Primary Children’s Hospital. “Chrissy will need to undergo a simple mastectomy…to remove all the remaining breast tissue to prevent this cancer from coming back.”
Chrissy’s case was being presented nationally and is being reviewed by top oncologists in the country along with being taken to the Utah state tumor board.
Chrissy, now 10 and in remission, says, “it’s important to be aware of your body no matter what age you are. If you ever find a lump, don’t wait. You should go to a doctor have it looked at.”