A young Irish woman went to the dentist suffering from chronic tooth pain, only to be diagnosed with cancer. 

Lauren Neilly visited her local dentist over complaints of a toothache. 

The Ballymena, County Antrim native was then referred to her doctor after alerting the medic about a finger cut that wouldn’t heal.

Once there, the 23-year-old was given life-shattering news, that she had Acute Myeloid Leukemia, a form of cancer.

Lauren Neilly and her fiancé Ben (Image via Facebook)

Lauren Neilly and her fiancé Ben (Image via Facebook)

Neilly, who works for Barclay's in Glasgow where she is based,  was immediately admitted to hospital to urgently begin chemotherapy treatment.

As Neilly had been working with the bank for less than a year, she was only entitled to two months work of sick pay.

Friends of the woman, who was in the middle of planning her wedding to her fiancé Ben, have set up a GoFundMe page to help the couple deal with the astounding medical costs they now face.

You can donate to the account here.