Eight-year-old US girl diagnosed with rare form of breast cancer

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Chrissy TurnerBy Joanna Walters and Sarah Boseley – The Guardian.

Chrissy Turner found a lump in her chest last month and was discovered to have a ‘one in a million’ form of cancer called secretory carcinoma

An eight-year-old girl in the United States is one of the youngest people ever to receive a breast cancer diagnosis after she developed a rare form of the disease.

Chrissy Turner, who lives with her family in Centerville, Utah, near Salt Lake City, found a lump in her chest last month and, after an urgent visit to the doctor, was found to have a “one in a million” form of cancer called secretory carcinoma.

The little girl is scheduled to have a mastectomy in early December to remove her breast tissue. Chrissy said she was frightened when she heard the news.

“I was scared to figure out what it was,” she told ABC TV in an interview. “But I knew I could fight it off and I hope that I can fight it off.” … read the full article.
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Image Caption: Chrissy Turner, an eight-year-old who is suffering from breast cancer. Photograph: www.gofundme.com/Chrissysalliance

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