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Lauren has never been a big fan of her boobs. But in August 2016 when following a biopsy a Dr uttered the words “I’m sorry, it’s not good news, it’s cancer” she was sure they were having a laugh. Aged 31, Lauren felt far too young and full-of-fun to be dealing with this kind of crap. 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

Inspirational Breast Cancer Beating Crusader & #GIRLvsCANCER Founder

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Lauren Mahon

Lauren has never been a big fan of her boobs. But in August 2016 when following a biopsy a Dr uttered the words “I’m sorry, it’s not good news, it’s cancer” she was sure they were having a laugh. Aged 31, Lauren felt far too young and full-of-fun to be dealing with this kind of crap. 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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