A MUM from Wirral has gone pink for breast cancer – days before she has a mastectomy.
Thirty-year-old Laura Turner from Liscard was diagnosed with breast cancer just two weeks ago and is determined to help a charity linked to the disease. for Breast Cancer Care (BCC).
The brave mum of two young boys, aged two and four, has her operation on Friday at Clatterbridge Hospital, followed by chemotherapy in November.
Despite this, Laura dyed her hair pink yesterday (Tuesday) and has raised over £700 in just two days.
She said: “There is no other option but to have a mastectomy. It is a large lump with lots of little lumps in the breast called calcifications.
“Since then I’ve had a CT and bone scans to see if it has spread to my lymph nodes.
“My family are in shock and it has hit them hard. Everyone has been amazing.
“I have told the boys but they are too young to understand.
“I’ll have chemo in a month’s time for six months just to make sure everything has gone, then radiotherapy.”
Laura wants to raise awareness that the disease can strike at any age, and the importance of checking for any changes.
Within two days of diagnosis she chopped off her waist length hair and donated her long locks to The Little Princess Trust.
The charity provides real hair wigs to children that have lost their own hair through cancer treatment.
Laura, a dental nurse, added: “Being diagnosed with breast cancer was really unexpected.
“I’m the only one in the family, there is no history of anyone suffering from it.
“It is unusual. I’m a young mum who breast-fed.
“It is a good job I checked. I am positive and will get through it.
“These things happen for a reason, and now I want to raise as much money for Breast Cancer Care. They have gave me immense support to get through this.”