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‘You have to just get on with it’: Co Antrim mum reveals how breast cancer went undetected for over a year 

A Co Antrim mum has revealed how an aggressive form of breast cancer went undetected for over a year because she was pregnant and breastfeeding. By Stephanie Bell

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Cancer battle: Belfast woman Lisa Smyth

Cancer battle: Belfast woman Lisa Smyth

Cancer battle: Belfast woman Lisa Smyth

Developing breast cancer during pregnancy is very rare – affecting one in every 3000 women – and Lisa Smyth from Belfast knows to her cost just how difficult it is to diagnose.

Despite symptoms that persisted for months, Lisa’s cancer was at an advanced stage three and had spread to her lymph nodes when she was eventually diagnosed.


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