Health warning from young woman diagnosed with cancer

A young woman is sending a warning to others to pursue a health diagnosis after finally being told she has cancer.

Chloe Eve Girardier, of Harrogate, said she has now got the confirmation she had been waiting for - that she has Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

She said: “I got the confirmation I’ve been waiting for that I’ve got Hodgkin’s lymphoma, which is a form of a cancer.

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“I’m 23 and just seem like a young, fit and healthy person to look at.”

But Chloe, who has enjoyed a high flying cabin crew career with Jet 2, added: “I’ve known something hasn’t been right for a long time. You know your body better then anyone else.

“Don’t let doctors tell you your wrong.

“I’m so glad I kept going back till I got what I needed.”

The former Rossett High School pupil added that she had found help from some parts of the medical profession.

“The Macmillan centre have been amazing they are true heroes and anyone that donates blood, you are too. If it wasn’t for you guys, I wouldn’t have been able to have my blood transfusion.

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“I want to raise awareness more then anything. If I could help someone or somebody’s family or friend that is going through similar symptoms.

“I didn’t find a lump like you normally do - I’ve had a on going cough for months which I know is not normal.

“It’s cureable and that’s the main thing.”

Chloe’s auntie, Linda Brown, of Fred Browns Furniture, Knaresborough said they have launched an appeal to help lift her niece’s spirits during her treatment.

“We are all shocked and heartbroken with the recent news in our beautiful family, our gorgeous young niece Chloe Girardier has been diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma, a form of cancer, she is only 23 and has her whole life ahead of her.

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“The gruelling part is Chloe has to have chemotherapy and will be starting this very soon.

“This will mean loosing her beautiful long hair and for any lady, no matter what age, loosing your hair is massive, a real heartbreaking thing.

“To help make things a little easier we would like to try to get together some funds so she can have a real hair wig made especially for her to make her feel like her self.”

Family and friends have set up a Gofundme appeal to raise £1,000 for the wig, but just days after launching it, over £2,000 has been raised.

Linda added: “Any extra will definitely help the financial strain any medical condition brings when unable to work.”

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