Rare breast cancer: 8 Year Breast Cancer

Published: November 25, 2015

Rare breast cancer: 8 Year Breast Cancer, An 8-year-old girl Utah girl was diagnosed with a rare form of breast cancer after finding a lump earlier this month.

Chrissy Turner’s mother, Annette, told ABC that her daughter was terrified after finding the suspicious lump in her breast.

“She came to us on a Sunday afternoon; she said, ‘Mommy I have been scared and I have this lump,'” Turner told ABC News. “It had been there for a while.”

Chrissy was diagnosed with secretory breast carcinoma on Nov. 9, according to a GoFundMe page set up by family friend Melissa Papaj.

It is a cancer that “no specialist across the country has even seen in a child so young,” Papaj wrote on GoFundMe.

Chrissy’s diagnosis was even more heartbreaking for the family because Chrissy’s father is battling cancer, according to Papaj.

“In August 2008, [Chrissy’s father] was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma ( … ) they are currently in a “watch and wait” state as the cancer slowly grows, visiting the oncologist every three months for a full exam and blood work,” Papaj said in the post. “All the while, medical bills are continuing to pile up.”

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While the breast cancer Chrissy has is extremely rare, her doctors at Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City told ABC they think she can be successfully treated.

“It is very treatable,” Chrissy’s physician Brian Bucher told ABC. “Chrissy will need to undergo a simple mastectomy…to remove all the remaining breast tissue to prevent this cancer from coming back.”

Chrissy’s GoFundMe has already raised $22,000 of its $100,000 goal.


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