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13th May 2021

Irish blogger Shannen Joyce has gotten the all-clear following a recent scan

Sarah McKenna Barry

The blogger shared the wonderful news, and reiterated the importance of attending regular smear checks, prostate exams and mammograms.

Shannen Joyce, a Cork-based blogger who was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma in 2014, has been given the all-clear.

Joyce took to Instagram to share the latest update with her 115,000 followers.

She wrote: “The last 2 weeks you may or may not have noticed but I’ve been an absolute wreck. I wasn’t feeling great, I was mentally drained and could think of nothing else other than my scan & the results.

“But…I got a phone call yesterday on my way home to say..IT’S ALL CLEAR.

“The scan is perfect. I have never felt relief like it and honestly couldn’t speak for about 6 hours…and I’m never  normally caught for words.”

She added that she feels the “scanxiety” will never go away as she nearly always expects “bad news”.

The blogger continued: “My cancer is gone my body is strong & I will be fine.”

Shannen then urged her followers to check themselves regularly.

“Check your breasts, armpits, groin, neck etc.,” she wrote. “If you think there may be something wrong go to your GP, as I’ve said before and will always say, you know your own body better than anyone else.”

She stressed the importance of booking and attending regular smear checks, prostate exams and mammograms.

“You only get one life & you deserve the best,” she wrote. “Early detection saves lives.”

She continued: “I 100% believe me being so cautious and checking regularly has always caught my cancer early and has truly saved my life.

“I hope non of you ever find anything but if you do I’d rather it was early.”

Shannen finished her post by saying that she was off to enjoy her “new non cancer filled life”.

“Off to do the first school run in 3 months,” she said. “It’s the little things.”


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