Fake tan saved my life, says lymphoma woman.
Kathryn Fish was diagnosed with lymphoma after she discovered a lump in her neck while applying fake tan in preparation for a night out.
Now the 21-year-old's story has been turned into a short film to make others aware of the symptoms of the disease.
The short film, made in conjunction with the Lymphoma Association, shows a Barbie doll getting ready for a night out, including putting on fake tan, with Kathryn's voice over.
Kathryn, who lives in Cardiff and hopes to pursue a career in radio broadcasting, said: "What if I hadn't decided to put on fake tan that night? I might not have found the lump because how often, really, do you feel your neck?" She was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma in January 2010 and after treatment, was given the news she and her family had hoped for - she was in remission.
Kathryn said: "While other types of cancer like breast cancer, lung cancer and cervical cancer grab the headlines, too few people my age know about the one they are most at risk of having.
"I think this is something that should be talked about in the classroom. Schoolchildren and students should know what to look out for. We all know we should check for breast cancer, but how many people know you should check your neck, armpits, groin, everywhere?" CLICK ON To watch Kathryn's film, visit WalesOnline.co.uk /kathryn
* Kathryn Fish is now in remission PICTURE: Liz Pearce [umlaut]
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|Publication:||Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)|
|Date:||Sep 21, 2011|
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