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In August 2016 when following a biopsy, her doctor uttered the words “I’m sorry, it’s not good news, it’s cancer” Lauren was sure they were having a laugh. Aged 31, she felt far too young and full-of-fun to be dealing with this. But Lauren did have breast cancer. An aggressive 2.8cm ‘Grade 3’ cancerous lump set up residence in her right chesticle, without consent, and sent her life as she knew it into a tailspin. Desperate for some reassurance and carcinoma companionship Lauren went looking for like-minded women who had faced the c-bomb for advice and encouragement. Unfortunately, she mostly found doomsaying online communities so fed up of the perception that cancer is a disease for the over fifties Lauren decided to grab her breast cancer diagnosis by the boobs and began sharing the nuances of her cancer beating crusade on her blog and Instagram under the hashtag #GIRLvsCANCER. 

Lauren Mahon

UK

Inspirational Breast Cancer Beating Crusader & #GIRLvsCANCER Founder

Empowering Others Inspiring Lives / Stories Overcoming Adversity & Challenges

Lauren Mahon

In August 2016 when following a biopsy, her doctor uttered the words “I’m sorry, it’s not good news, it’s cancer” Lauren was sure they were having a laugh. Aged 31, she felt far too young and full-of-fun to be dealing with this. But Lauren did have breast cancer. An aggressive 2.8cm ‘Grade 3’ cancerous lump set up residence in her right chesticle, without consent, and sent her life as she knew it into a tailspin.

Desperate for some reassurance and carcinoma companionship Lauren went looking for like-minded women who had faced the c-bomb for advice and encouragement. Unfortunately, she mostly found doomsaying online communities. So, fed up of the perception that cancer is a disease for the over fifties Lauren decided to grab her breast cancer diagnosis by the boobs and began sharing the nuances of her cancer beating crusade on her blog and Instagram under the hashtag #GIRLvsCANCER. 

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