INTERNATIONAL: 8-year-old girl with breast cancer to undergo mastectomy in Utah

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NEW YORK POST – Chrissy Turner will undergo a mastectomy next week — and she’s only 8 years old.

The Utah native was diagnosed this month with an extremely rare breast cancer, accounting for just 1 percent of all breast cancer cases.

“I was kind of scared to figure out what it was,” she said Tuesday morning on “Good Morning America.”

Fortunately, despite the rarity of the cancer — secretory breast carcinoma — her prognosis is good.

“It is very treatable,” said Dr. Brian Bucher, Chrissy’s physician at Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City.

She is scheduled to have surgery next week.


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  1. Thats kinda scary we should be wondering whats the cause of these cancers because this is happening more often that we think.... seems like they making it seem like oh ok we shouldn't concern ourselves but ... what really is causing this not so usual cancers and in kids now.

  2. Poor Child. Her life is practically over before it starts. I hope they do another test before the operation and it is found to be negative because the other test was misdiagnosed. I have a daughter who is a nurse and she had her operation when she was in her late twenties. Poor child not just for the mastectomy but the heartless school kids taunts.


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