Shannon, 30, thought that she could shrug off her knee pain until it developed into such intense back pain she couldn’t ignore it anymore. Scans revealed a tumor in her femur and after a lengthy diagnosis process she was finally diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
The cancer was growing at such a fast rate that she started chemotherapy the next day. The start of a long process, which would see Shannon spend one in every three weeks, hooked up to continuous chemo.
Shannon’s support network not only from her family and friends but from the other patients in the ward. After she finished her therapy she continued to come back to support her fellow patients.
“The side effects of cancer continue to have a large impact on my life but I’m looking forward to the future.”
Shannon is looking forward to returning to full time work and to being ale to volunteer for the Cancer Council.