North East UK news Tributes to mum who died after doctors thought cancer signs were Covid-19 MetiNews.Com

MetiNews.Com - Friends and family have paid tribute to Beth Pattison, 27, as they work to raise money to support her son, and awareness of the cancer gene that caused her illness

North East UK news Tributes to mum who died after doctors thought cancer signs were Covid-19 MetiNews.Com

MetiNews.Com - Friends and family have paid tribute to Beth Pattison, 27, as they work to raise money to support her son, and awareness of the cancer gene that caused her illness

North East UK news  Tributes to mum who died after doctors thought cancer signs were Covid-19 MetiNews.Com
02 August 2020 - 07:09

Breaking News ! When Beth Pattison started to notice a persistent cough, she had one overwhelming fear - that the cancer she had already fought off twice was back. So when doctors told her she had pneumonia, probably due to Covid-19, the 27-year-old felt nothing but relief. But in a cruel twist, devoted mum-of-one Beth was to learn that medics had missed the cancer that was slowly spreading throughout her body, just days before it killed her. Beth, from Chester-Le-Street, was diagnosed with breast cancer in May 2016, when her son, Finn Lynch, was just three months old. Doctors discovered she was carrying a mutation in the BRCA1 gene, which put her at a higher risk from a number of cancers. She underwent a gruelling course of chemotherapy and radiotherapy, and then had a double mastectomy and had some lymphnodes removed from under her arm in a bid to prevent the cancer from coming back. In October 2017 she discovered yet another lump, this time under her arm, and once again had to go through chemotherapy treatment. Read More Related Articles Stanley woman's heartache after finding fiancé had passed away in sleep Read More Related Articles People with Covid-19 symptoms told to self-isolate for 10 days amid second wave fears This year, when Beth developed a persistent cough, she began to worry that she might have fallen seriously ill again. Due to the pandemic, she struggled to see a doctor - when she did, she was advised to take a Covid-19 test and told she had pneumonia. But no one spotted the fatal cancer which was growing inside her lungs and ovaries. And when they did find it, it was too late. On Wednesday, June 24, Beth was officially diagnosed with cancer for the third time in her life. She died just three days later. Beth's dad, Craig Pattison, said he and Beth's mam Helen had wanted to speak out about what had happened to their daughter not to apportion blame, but to raise awareness and beg medical professionals to take a history of cancer seriously. The 53-year-old said: "We're not a family that believes in laying blame and the care that Beth received during her cancer treatment was second to none. "But one thing we want to leave as a legacy for our Beth is to hopefully stop this from happening to another family. We want people who've had cancer to be treated as cancer patients first, to always make sure that it isn't the cancer, then you can deal with things like Covid and pneumonia. We want to raise awareness that cancers like Beth's might be missed. She asked seven or eight times if it might be cancer and she just got knocked back. Beth Pattison after completing a 'muddy run' to raise money for breast cancer charities (Image: Rachel Howey) "I appreciate there is probably a cost issue, but you're dealing with people's lives here and when you know someone has had cancer you should be checking.

." Strong, determined and always the "life and soul of the party", throughout her illness Beth fought to help others, raising awareness of the BRCA1 gene and supporting charity CoppaFeel, which encourages young women to be aware of cancer risk and regularly check their breasts for potential cancer signs. In her memory, family and friends are continuing her fundraising and awareness raising. A fun day at Chester-Le-Street cricket club on Saturday, raising money both to support Finn in his future and for CoppaFeel, will only be the first of many "celebrations of Beth's life" to come, her family say. Craig said: "She was a true character, if she got involved in something you'd always know she was there. Her smile lit up a room. "She could be a little firecracker, she had her cheeky side. Ultimately her major driving force was to make sure everything was there for Finn, everything was about him for her. Family will make sure Finn always remembers his mam for the amazing person she was (Image: Rachel Howey) "He's too young to understand at the moment, all he knows is she's in the sky, but we've got all the pictures in the house for him, we're going to make sure he knows what an incredible person she was and, to us, still is." Meanwhile, Rachel Howey, who has been friends with Beth since primary school, has helped organise a fundraising page to help support Finn with all the things his mam would have given him had she survived. Paying tribute to her lifelong friend, she said: "There's never going to be anybody else like Beth. "She was just one of those people that everybody loved to be around, and she had the most beautiful smile. "She was the funniest person I knew and the life and soul of any party. She was a little pocket rocket, 4ft 11.5 inches and didn’t go anywhere without being in a pair of heels, what she lacked in height she made up in personality. "She was an amazing mam to Finn and her life revolved around that little boy. "Despite all that she went through over the years she never complained, her strength throughout it all was just unbelievable and she never let it get her down or stop her living her life. She was the type of person who, even when she was going through treatment, she didn't let it get her down, she didn't want people feeling sorry for her." You can donate to the fund to support Finn here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/raising-money-for-finns-future

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North East UK news Tributes to mum who died after doctors thought cancer signs were Covid-19 MetiNews.Com


North East UK news Tributes to mum who died after doctors thought cancer signs were Covid-19 MetiNews.Com


North East UK news Tributes to mum who died after doctors thought cancer signs were Covid-19 MetiNews.Com


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