An eight-year-old girl has been diagnosed with breast cancer, in what is thought to be the youngest case ever of the disease. Chrissy Turner, from Utah, discovered a lump on her chest last month. To her parents' horror, tests revealed she was suffering from a very rare form of breast cancer called secretory carcinoma. This type of the disease affects just one in a million people diagnosed with the disease. She now has to undergo a mastectomy at the Huntsman Cancer Institute, Utah.
Both of her parents have suffered from cancer previously. Her mother, Annette, has battled cervical cancer, while her father is currently battling a Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, having been diagnosed when he was a baby. In the meantime, friends of the family have started a Go Fund Me campaign to raise money for medical bills while the Turners vow to stay strong for their daughter.
Writing on the fundraising page she has created for the Turners, family friend Melissa Papaj wrote: ‘Chrissy’s case is being presented nationally and is being reviewed by top oncologists in the country along with being taken to the Utah state tumor board next week.’ She also revealed the family is facing a double nightmare - as Mr Turner’s cancer has returned.