Newlywed Dies By Mistaking Skin Cancer For A “Pulled Muscle”
Newlywed bride Clare Daly from Liverpool died just two months after first having complained about having shoulder pains. Never in her wildest dreams did she ever think she was suffering from a rapidly growing Melanoma cancer of the skin. She shrugged off her shoulder pains as having pulled a muscle.
The cancer had been so difficult to diagnose that by the time medics found it, it was already at stage four, which is practically terminal.
29-Year-old Daly had a mole removed a few years prior. Her cancer was traced back to that mole.
“We thought dual therapy was the best chance of prolonging Clare’s life, of keeping the cancer at bay for as long as possible in the hope of them finding another new treatment,” Michael McNally, Daly’s brother, told Liverpool Echo. “It isn’t funded by the NHS (National Health Services) so we started to fundraise, but it was just too late.”
Daly is remembered as being a strong advocate for sun protecting products. She’d always advise others to apply sunscreen, and to wear hats and sunglasses.
Her friends and family had set up the Clare Daly Foundation, in which hundreds of people tried to fundraise for Daly before her death. The foundation is still going strong even after her passing. It hosts running marathons, and galleries in Daly’s honor on dates that were meaningful to her.
“We thought about waiting until April to launch it because that’s Clare’s 30th birthday, but we wanted to reach out to people while it was still there in their minds,” Stefanie McCartney-Washington, Daly’s close friend
She is survived by loving family and adoring husband.
Watch the following video to hear testimony from Melanoma specialist on how to prevent skin cancer.
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