Written By RACHAEL BURFORD FOR MAILONLINE
- Hannah Lyson, from Lancashire, was diagnosed with bowel cancer last May
- Doctors discovered she had five tumours and fitted her with a colostomy bag
- She started the blog Hannah’s Bowel Cancer Journey chronicling her fight
- Revealed this week that doctors have decided to stop her chemotherapy
A young woman who started chronicling her fight against bowel cancer as a teenager has revealed doctors have decided to stop chemotherapy.
In a short message on her Facebook page Hannah Lyson, from Lancashire, revealed that she had received the ‘worst news imaginable’ when she told followers her disease was not responding to treatment.
She said: ‘I’m not writing a blog post as I don’t have the effort or ability right now but sadly today we’ve been given the worst news imaginable.
‘Sadly, the doctors have decided there’s no more chemo for me and the liver is winning this fight and I am losing.’
Miss Lyson was diagnosed with bowel cancer in May last year when she was just 19 years old.
Doctors initially believed the teenager was suffering from irritable bowel syndrome when she complained of back ache and constipation.
But tests revealed she had five tumours growing on her bowel and liver. The teenager had part of her bowel removed and a colostomy bag fitted.
After her devastating diagnoses Miss Lyson set up the blog Hannah’s Bowel Cancer Journey chronicling her ‘unwavering determination’ to beat the disease.