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Wednesday 21 February 2018

'Approval for treatment is like having a comfort blanket'

Cancer sufferer Sarah Lane with her children Joey (19 months), Aoibhin (10) and Grace (8). Photo: Seamus Farrelly
Cancer sufferer Sarah Lane with her children Joey (19 months), Aoibhin (10) and Grace (8). Photo: Seamus Farrelly

Hairdresser Sarah Lane (34), who was diagnosed with malignant melanoma in May last year, has been through a gruelling journey of treatment and surgery.

But the mother of three from Navan in Co Meath said the go-ahead for Nivolumab was like a "comfort blanket".

Sarah, who is also mother to Aoibhin (10) and Grace (8), became worried about a spot on her upper left back when pregnant with her little boy Joey.

After undergoing tests, she was told she had malignant melanoma.

During the summer, she underwent surgery and is currently undergoing radiotherapy treatment while also on Ipilimumab, another form of immunotherapy. "It's great to know though that there are other options there," she said.

Irish Independent

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