With the news that King Charles III has been diagnosed with a form of cancer. A Herefordshire woman has urged people to check for symptoms.

Lorna Griffiths who works in Ross-on-Wye was diagnosed with a rare soft tissue cancer last year.

Lorna told Your Herefordshire:

“I had an operation last March to remove what the doctors thought was a cyst. It was growing on my leg and was the size of my fist. It was sent off for a biopsy and it came back that I had a rare form of soft tissue cancer.

“Luckily it hadn’t spread anywhere. I ended up having another operation where muscle and skin was removed and then I had a skin graft to fill in the gap.”

Lorna added:

“I was given the all clear two weeks after the second operation, and once that was healed I then had 30 days of radiotherapy as a precaution.”

With King Charles III going public with his cancer diagnosis Lorna wanted to raise awareness of the disease.

“We will all know someone that has had cancer or will have it themselves, and there are a lot of rare cancers like the bone and soft tissue ones that get misdiagnosed.”

Lorna continued:

“If I can help at least one person then its all worthwhile, with the diagnosis of King Charles III having cancer there is going to be heightened awareness of this horrible disease.

“I would advise people to look at official cancer support websites for help and advice.”

Lorna is now looking forward to the future:

“I play rugby for Drybrook and started back at work this week and I can’t wait to get back to normality.”

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