‘I knew it was bad news…but it was still a shock’: Brave female doctor, 27, was left devastated after being diagnosed with ovarian cancer which left her infertile
- Young female doctor was left infertile after being diagnosed with ovarian cancer
- Alisha Thomson was diagnosed in 2016 and went on to have chemotherapy
- After battling the deadly disease Ms Thomson, now 29, is cancer free
- She is now the face of Cancer Council Queensland’s Relay for Life in 2019
A young female doctor’s life was dramatically thrown off tract after she discovered she had ovarian cancer leaving her infertile.
Alisha Thomson, 29, from Townsville, had the world at her feet, after completing her degree and setting her sites on a career in medicine.
However in 2016 she was given the devastating diagnosis which changed her life forever, the Townsville Bulletin reported.
Townsville based doctor Alisha Thomson’s (pictured) life and career were thrown off track after she was given the devastating news her body was riddled with stage four cancer leaving her infertile
‘I’d been called back to the doctor’s office so I knew I was going to get bad news but it was still quite a shock to hear that it was cancer and that it was all through my body,’ Ms Thomson said.
‘It was in my breasts and under my arms, I had fluid on my lungs and then quite a bit of disease in my abdomen and yeah it was ovarian cancer.’
She tried to revert her life back to normal and returned to work after completing chemotherapy between December 2016 and April 2017.
However in mid-2018 Ms Thomson was dealt another devastating blow after finding out the cancer had spread to her heart.
Ms Thomson defied all medical expectations after tests revealed a subsequent round of chemotherapy had made her ‘cancer free’.
Sadly the result of her battle left her infertile which she said she has had to come to terms with and focus on the positives of beating cancer to begin with.
Ms Thomson managed to fight of the stage four cancer after multiple rounds of chemotherapy which unfortunately also left her infertile however she has embraced her new lease on life
‘I was really career driven and working long hours but now I don’t get bogged down on the little things and just have fun, if a friend calls and wants to have coffee I’m there straight away,’ she said.
After overcoming her battle with ovarian cancer Ms Thomson joined the Cancer Council Queensland as the face of Relay for Life.
She said she is proud to take on the role and wants to be able to spread awareness around the impact of ovarian cancer on society.
Ms Johnson is urging people not to ‘ignore’ their bodies and to seek medical advice even for something they think might be nothing.
According to data from the Federal Government’s Cancer Australia department there have already been 1,510 new cases of ovarian cancer diagnosed in 2019.
The same department also estimates their will be over 1000 deaths as a result of ovarian cancer by the end of 2019 with a survival rate of just 46%.
After overcoming her battle with ovarian cancer Ms Thomson joined the Cancer Council Queensland as the face of Relay for Life in 2019