Emma Hannigan


Born
in Ireland
September 25, 1972

Died
March 03, 2018

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Emma Hannigan was an Irish author and blogger, best known for writing about her experience of suffering from cancer.

With a family history of breast and ovarian cancer, Hannigan's mother and maternal aunt tested positive for the responsible gene, BRCA1. She also received a 'positive' result in August 2005, which carries an 85% risk of developing breast cancer and a 50% risk of ovarian cancer. In 2006, Hannigan underwent a bi-lateral mastectomy (or both breasts removed) and a bi-lateral oopherectomy (or both ovaries removed) to reduce the risk of cancer developing to 5%. However, breast cancer soon developed, "in the neck, shoulder and under my arm", in 2007. After repeated treatment, a tumor always reappeared. She died at age 45 after her t
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“Just because you’re ill today, it doesn’t mean you won’t be fine again soon. The body is a complex and incredible machine, and it can bounce back from all sorts of traumas.”
Emma Hannigan, All To Live For: Fighting Cancer. Finding Hope.

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