A mum-of-two who thought she beat cancer last year has now been told the devastating news that the disease has returned – and has now spread to her liver, stomach and spine.
Sharon Rooney has vowed to never give up fighting the aggressive tumours as the 37-year-old hopes to see her young children grow up.
The 37-year-old has already faced an incredibly difficult time dealing with cancer.
In February 2020, Sharon received the devastating news that she had the disease after finding a lump in her left breast.
Doctors told her it was ‘triple-negative breast cancer ’, which is a particularly aggressive form and more likely to spread and recur.
Sharon made the decision to have a double mastectomy to further her chance of survival and be there for her children.
After going through a tough treatment regime, in September 2020 Sharon received ‘the most amazing news’ that her fight had been all worthwhile as she received the all-clear from her consultant.
But the joy was short-lived, as in January Sharon was dealt the heartbreaking news that the disease had returned.
And the cancer was now in her liver, stomach and spine.
Sister Lisa set up a Gofundme page, which reads: “Sharon has constantly demonstrated determination and strength with the one goal of being there for her children and watching them grow up.
“Having made the decision to fight cancer with everything she has, she underwent gruelling chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Having found out that she carries the BRCA1 gene Sharon made the decision to have a double mastectomy to further her chance of survival and being there for her children.”
But after being handed the all-clear by doctors, the disease soon returned.
Lisa said: “With the cancer spreading so quickly it presents an aggressive nature and this is why we need your help. Sharon is not ready to stop fighting for her family and has recently received an opportunity to travel to the Hope4Cancer treatment centre in Mexico to help save her life.
“We her family and friends want to support her in her fight and that is why we have decided to set up this page, with the hope of raising enough funds to allow Sharon to travel to Mexico to receive the treatment that could help save her.
“Please consider whatever is affordable even the smallest of amounts could help in keeping Grace and Cadain’s mummy here with them where she belongs.
“Any donation will be very much appreciated. If you cannot donate please share Sharon’s story to spread awareness of the importance of checking yourself as early detection could help save your life.”