Cancer, the dreaded "C" word. It has become such an epidemic in our society that people are loath to even mention its name. Cancer is a disease that can affect many different parts of the body. Some of these diseases are more serious than others. It is not only the disease that is painful but also the many way of treating it. Radiation treatments may kill the cancer but are also dangerous for the body. Chemotherapy comes with many side effects such as hair loss and severe nausea. The many faces of this disease challenge an individual to show their fighting spirit and will to live.
Josie King aged 13 years old from Thorney Close, Sunderland received the news every parent and child dreaded. On the 25th of July 2016 Josie was playing in the street with her friends, where she thought she pulled a muscle in her left leg at the top where a lump appeared. On the 27th Josies Mam Donna Doneathy took Josie to the local doctors. The doctors told her it was a pulled muscle, but they couldn't of been any more wrong. That night Josie cried with pain in her leg, therefore Donna and Jessica (Josies sister) took Josie to Sunderland Royal hospital where she had a Mri scan. 3 hours later passed and 2 nurses and a doctor came into the side room and explained it looked like a cancer Tumour. Josie was told to go to the Rvi the next morning the 1st of August 2016 was when she received the news she had cancer. On the 9 August Josie had to have a chest scan and bone scan. This was when she received the news that she had Ewing sarcoma a tumour a cancer. Josie started her chemotherapy on the 13th of August and nine days later Josies hair had fallen out. After Josies chemotherapy She is very poorly and it is heartbreaking to watch her go through this especially at a young age. Josie will be getting an operation on her leg replacing the bone with metal on the 9th March 2017.
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