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Girl Gets Early Lymphoma Diagnosis Thanks to Mascara
At least one teenager can make a case that applying make-up early is a lifesaver.
A 16-year-old girl from north Yorkshire, Faye Archer, reportedly had her life saved simply as a result of her using mascara.
Apparently, while applying mascara to one of her eyes, Archer somehow developed an infection. Then, while undergoing a series of treatment options for her infection, doctors found that she was suffering from Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a cancer of the lymph nodes.
The cancer was caught early, and because of this, treatment ended up going off without a hitch.
Speaking with the Yorkshire Evening Post, Archer had this to say on the matter:
"Wearing mascara really did save my life.
"If I hadn't got the eye infection I would never have had the tests and the cancer may not have been found in time."
Faye’s mother, Sue, admitted that the family would have never known about the cancer if the eye infection had not developed.
Realizing how lucky they were, the family wants to give back. Now, with their newfound notoriety, they are attempting to raise money for the Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research and Bone Cancer Research Trust with a summer ball and fashion show.