Irish mother Emma Mhic Mhathuna has just stated on Facebook that her cancer has spread to the brain after she received news from the hospital.
“I’m not scared just heartbroken. I love my life, my children and all of you, my new found friends,” Mhic Mhathuna wrote on the post.
The Irish Examiner reported that, Initially, the mother-of-five was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2016 after receiving two false smear test results. Earlier this year, she was told that she was dying of cancer.
This cervical cancer scandal has affected 221 women in Ireland so far and it was just last week that Mhic Mhathuna settled her case against the HSE (Health and Safety Executive) and a US-based lab for $8.77 million (€7.5 million).
She spoke with RTÉ Radio one about hearing the news of her illness and how it has since spread to the left side of her brain.
“My tumors have gotten significantly bigger but now it’s spread to the left side of my brain,” she stated.
“The symptoms will be seizures, loss of speech, concentration, loss of words, so I’m a bit upset obviously.”
As of now, Mhic Mhathuna says there is no treatment she can receive for cancer due to her Crohn’s disease but has insisted that she is “in the best of care”.
“It’s just so uncertain and I don’t like the unpredictability and how quick it’s going. It’s just, I suppose, I have no control over it. In some ways I wish it was all over,” she added.
Mhic Mhathuna also noted that she is not afraid of dying because she knows she has her faith but finds it difficult to explain to her children what they have to do if she has a seizure.