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'Fun and brilliant' mum, 40, died from cancer so rare nurses had never even heard of it

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A brave mum died from a cancer so rare that some of the nurses had never even heard of it. Lesley Turner was just 40 when she died on July 22 last year, having been diagnosed with rare cancer angiosarcoma in November 2021 after finding a lump in her breast.

The mum-of-one asked doctors not to tell her how much time she had left when doctors told her the cancer was 'incurable'. Now her husband, Rob, is planning to honour her dying wish by raising money for the hospice that cared for her, reports YorkshireLive.

During trips to Sheffield's Northern General and Weston Park hospitals, the couple realised the cancer was so rare that some of the nurses had never even heard of it. READ MORE: 'I was left in agony after doctors said I was too heavy for an operation - but they'd recorded the wrong weight' Rob, 41, said: "We knew pretty quickly that it was serious.

However Lesley, just smiled and said, 'I'm still here.' She had chemotherapy for about four months but she always had a smile on her face and said 'if you don't laugh, you'll cry' - so we tried to just get on with it." Mum-of-one Lesley spent the last five days of her life at St Luke's Hospice and made Rob 'promise' if he did any fundraising, he would do it for the hospice.

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