A 25-year-old woman is fundraising £6,000 to freeze her eggs after being diagnosed with breast cancer
Beccie Lopez, from Gravesend, Kent, was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer in February but has been refused treatment to freeze her eggs to preserve her future fertility as she already has a young son.
The self-employed beautician was devastated to learn of her diagnosis just eight months after having her baby, Dainchie.
She told the Daily Mail’s FEMAIL: “It’s been extremely hard as a new mother while also trying to deal with everything that has been going on in a cancer patient’s life.
“Mentally it’s been very hard, I am extremely tired from this and being a mother.
“The mastectomy and the whole journey has been very surreal, no 25-year-old wants to lose their breast.”
Beccie discovered some dimpling and puckering of her skin and went to the doctor to get it checked out.
She also found a lump in her chest.
She said she was petrified of what the doctor told her when she was diagnosed.
She said: “All I wanted to know was if I was going to die. But I remained positive and strong for my son – it has been the only way to get through this journey.”
She will begin radiotherapy later this month and has shaved her head in preparation.
But what has broken her heart is what the chemotherapy will do to her ovaries.
She said: “I was told there are chances they may start working on their own again naturally in time, but when I asked for a guarantee they said no, which is why I knew straight away I wanted to go ahead and get my eggs frozen.
“This may be our only chance of having more children. I appealed against the decision when the NHS refused us treatment but still got the same negative outcome.”
To help Beccie reach her goal of £6,000, click here to go to her GoFundMe page
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