Speaking to indy100, she said:
“My mum noticed a lump on the front left side of my neck. She thought I lost a bit of weight, but three months later I visited the GP who confirmed that it was a thyroid nodule.”
Thyroid nodules can be completely harmless, but if one seems larger than normal it is always best to investigate.
Lorna had a biopsy after four months of scans, where she was told that it was cancerous.
“I felt numb. I didn’t believe it because I felt so well. At the time I was optioned for a Golden Globe-nominated TV series.
This isn’t what I thought cancer looked like. The minute you tell people, it’s the cancer face. I didn’t feel ill.”
The image below has been shared around, which shows the lump on Lorna’s neck, which has been circled.
As soon as she was diagnosed, she was taken to meet a councillor and nurse called Des McGuire. It was funded by Birmingham charity Get A-Head who were a real help for Lorna during her treatment.
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