8-Year-Old Survives Breast Cancer

Image: Fox 12 Oregon

Image: Fox 12 Oregon

Chrissy Turner of Centerville, Utah, has made history. At just 8-years-old, she is the youngest known person to have been diagnosed with secretory carcinoma (breast cancer). She underwent a mastectomy to remove both of her breasts on Monday. Secretory carcinoma is a subtype of breast cancer that occurs in only one in 1 million people. Her parents, Troy and Annette Turner, are both cancer survivors.

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“She’s forever changed. She is still Chrissy, but she is going to be different,” Annette told Fox13.

Chrissy’s surgery took place at Primary Children’s Hospital, it was a full success.

“Chrissy was really resilient she came out of the anesthesia really well,” Annette told Fox13.

Annette said her daughter’s recovery is as much about the mental as the physical.

“How is it going to affect her emotionally, growing up, things like that, you worry about that as a parent,” she said. “You just want your child to have a normal life.”

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