Hi! Thanks for coming to Tumour Has It! I apologise if you have accidentally landed here as a fan of Adele, but if this is the case please feel free, indeed obliged since I have cancer, to continue reading anyway!
My name is Beth and I am 21 years old. Earlier this year, after months of suffering with worsening sciatica, I was diagnosed with cancer, specifically a malignant peripheral neural sheath tumour (MPNST), a rare form of soft tissue sarcoma. It had been growing in a bone cavity at the base of my spine, along my sciatic nerve.
Let’s be honest, this is pretty shit. However, there are lots of parts of my life that I am pretty damned happy with… I have just finished my third year studying Physics in central London, one of my favourite cities. I love to dance, run and sing either Seal, Chaka Khan or Shaggy in the shower. Sometimes I like to mix things up and throw a bit of Destiny’s Child into the mix too (I’m pretty spontaneous). I love chocolate, pugs, Peep Show, Nicolas Cage, trash TV, cocktails, red wine and Thai Food. I love my family and my friends, which I understand may seem an obvious thing to say… but I really do.
This is not a very comprehensive description of me, but it is very much a codeine induced description of me.
Tumour Has It is my blog, and it will serve as my outlet during the incredibly tough few months ahead of me as I hope to beat cancer for good. I will be talking about my journey with cancer so far and also sharing my experiences, as well as general musings and insights.
If you have any questions or just want to share your own story, please don’t hesitate to email me at http://firstname.lastname@example.org