Mother died from an 'incurable' cancer so rare that even nurses treating her had never heard of it
A mother died from an ‘incurable’ cancer so rare that even some nurses treating her had never heard of it, according to her husband.
Lesley Turner, 40, died in July last year after fighting against angiosarcoma.
The mother-of-one discovered how rare angiosarcoma is after seeing that some nurses treating her at Northern General and Weston Park hospitals in Sheffield had never heard of it.
Ms Turner, originally from Stranraer in Dumfries and Galloway, asked doctors not to let her know how much time she had left, reported Yorkshire Live.
Speaking to Yorkshire Live, Rob, 41, said: ‘We knew pretty quickly that it was serious.’
He added: ‘She had chemotherapy for about four months but she always had a smile on her face and said ”if you don’t laugh, you’ll cry” – so we tried to just get on with it.’
Rob has revealed his wish to honour his wife’s memory through fundraising.
Ms Turner spent the last five days of her life at St Luke’s Hospice in Sheffiled, and made Rob promise that any money raised would go to the palliative care centre.
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