Brave Sutton woman set for cancer surgery

Angela Scotham Woman with breast cancer urges others to check for warning signs. with her daughter Lianne Else (36)
Angela Scotham Woman with breast cancer urges others to check for warning signs. with her daughter Lianne Else (36)
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A brave Sutton woman battling breast cancer has documented her whole journey through video.

The clips show the 58-year-old having chemotherapy - in a bid to show people the real life of having cancer. The video will be shown later this week on this website.

Angie, of Carsic Estate, has inspired thousands of people with her positive attitude whilst going through sessions of chemotherapy.

Doctor’s have also told the grandmother she will have to have a mastectomy - as possible cancer cells have been found behind her milk duct.

The brave woman said: “I never wanted to hide what was happening and I think showing people my life, it shows for me that it isn’t as scary as people think.

“We filmed some of the chemotherapy sessions and everyone said exactly that, that it wasn’t as scary as he thought.

“It is serious, but if I went down the road of feeling sorry for myself I would never come back.”

Angie had seven sessions of chemotherapy - but is set to have the mastectomy later this month.

“I’m honestly not bothered by it. I can’t worry about what’s going to happen. I am lucky enough that I have had time to say cheerio to people, some people don’t get that chance. I am able to make happy family memories, and I just try to think positively. I don’t see myself as an inspiration, not at all. I just try and do my best and am so grateful for the wonderful support of family and friends.”

The inspirational woman has also raised more than £2,000 for MacMillan Cancer Support, with cash coming from several fundraisers including a Motown night.

She said: “It was absolutely amazing, I was so overwhelmed with the response.” Companies gave away free food and drink, including her former workplace Parfitt’s in Alfreton which owns the Local For You store in Sutton.

Angie first noticed a lump in August last year - and it was only the persistence of her daughter Lianne that made her get it checked.

The pair now urge women to check regularly and if they notice any changes to go and see a GP.