Back in 2000 little did Chrissy and her parents knew that their whole life is going to change, and perhaps not for the worse. A young girl is recovering after having a mastectomy. But before we come to that there are more things we should know about the girl and her family.
As we have said, back in the early 2000s, a routine check-up turned to be a nightmare for the young Chrissy and her family. The doctors attending Chrissy’s case back then diagnosed her with a rare and most aggressive form of breast cancer. Chrissy Turner was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer which, according to specialists, accounts for roughly 1 percent of breast cancer cases worldwide.
But after performing the biopsy on her lymph nodes, the doctors have discovered that Chrissy’s cancer has not spread and that treatment is possible. Hence, the doctors unanimously decided that the best course of treatment Chrissy’s case was to perform a mastectomy, in order to cut out the cancerous outgrowth.
And so, the specialists took the young girl into the operating room where they performed the said procedure. The operation was deemed a success and Chrissy is now in the intensive care, where she’ll be monitored for a couple of days. The doctor’s in charge of the young girl’s case declared that Chrissy is doing just fine, although she is doing her best under these circumstances. As for the young patient, she is now under pain management medication.
Her attending physicians predicted that managing her new situation will be harder than it seems. Over the course of a few years, Chrissy will have to come at regular intervals for post-op check-ups. This investigation will ensure that the doctors managed to root out all of the infected tissue. Moreover, the specialists declared that if all goes well, once she hits puberty, Chrissy can come back to the clinic anytime in order to get her breast reconstructed.
The traditional course of treatment when it comes to breast cancer is a mixture of chemotherapy and radiotherapy. But in certain cases, such as Chrissy’s radiotherapy is ruled out because it is capable of further harming the patient instead of treating her.
As a reward for her bravery in the face of such a merciless disease, the young girl, who recently turned 8 years old, received a stuffed bear from the hospital staff. The gigantic bear was given the name of Andy and he was dressed up in surgical gowns.
According to the hospital’s staff, Chrissy Turner was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.