Woman diagnosed with breast cancer while pregnant at age 29

Mail Online | 7/12/2018 | Alice Murphy For Daily Mail Australia
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Liana Purser was diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer just one week after hearing her baby's heartbeat for the first time.

As a fit and healthy young woman with no risk factors or genetic history of the disease, the 29-year-old's world was turned upside down as she faced the reality of undergoing chemotherapy while pregnant.

Daily - Mail - Australia - Ms - Purser

Speaking to Daily Mail Australia, Ms Purser, from Victoria, shared her experience of battling cancer while preparing to become a mother.

'I've had a benign breast lump called a fibroadenoma since my late teens,' she told FEMAIL.

Occurrence - Women - Fibroadenomas - Risk - Breast

A common occurrence in women, fibroadenomas do not put you at any increased risk of breast cancer and are usually left untreated.

'When I discovered I was pregnant, I decided to get the lump checked again and this time my ultrasound came back abnormal.'

Testing - Ms - Purser - Triple - Negative

After further testing, Ms Purser was told she had Triple Negative Breast Cancer, a particularly rare and aggressive form of the disease that can be difficult to treat.

Stunned by her diagnosis, Ms Purser could not believe she had breast cancer having lived a healthy, mostly organic life up to then and had even run marathons.

'I - Guidance - Team - Treatment

'I was very fortunate to be under the guidance of an incredible medical team throughout my treatment,' she said.

Ms Pursers' team of physicians developed a care plan which saw her undergo surgery to remove the cancerous growth in her breast and lymph nodes.

'When - Weeks - Trimester - Chemotherapy - Charity

'When I reached 15 weeks (during the second trimester) I could safely proceed with chemotherapy,' she told charity organisation Pink Hope.

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