Brave Roisin is on the road to recovery

HAPPY: Roisin Pelan was diagnosed with breast cancer in May at 35 weeks pregnant, she is pictured with Michael Brown and baby Ivy Brown, when Ivy was five weeks old
HAPPY: Roisin Pelan was diagnosed with breast cancer in May at 35 weeks pregnant, she is pictured with Michael Brown and baby Ivy Brown, when Ivy was five weeks old
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A new mum who had a mastectomy days after giving birth is hoping to get the all clear from her battle with cancer.

Roisin Pelan, from Ashton Preston, was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was pregnant with her first child.

The 32-year-old, was diagnosed in May this year, at 35 weeks pregnant and, just a couple of weeks later, her pregnancy was induced and baby Ivy was born, weighing 6lb 7oz.

Just six days later, Roisin underwent a mastectomy and lymph node dissection to see if the cancer had spread.

In June she found out the cancer hadn’t spread but she has been undergoing chemotherapy.

That treatment has now come to an end, and Roisin and her partner Michael Brown, are hopeful that in the new year doctors will say she is remission.

Roisin said: “I finished my treatment two weeks ago.

“It was every three weeks and I had six lots of it.

“I was really sick with it. I am really glad that I’m done. I’ve got on more scan after Christmas to follow up.

“I should hopefully be told I’m in remission. We are doing brilliant. Ivy is absolutely amazing, she is a good baby, she is nearly five and a half months. I have had a bad time, now I know done with I just want the consultant to say I’m in remission.”

Roisin is also going to undergone genetic testing next year and says she will have the other breast removed if she does have the gene.

Her first appointment is December but it could take until the middle of next year before she finds out.

The bubbly medical secretary had her head shaved for charity in the summer and now Michael and his former band The KBC will be reunited for a charity gig.

The family are now getting ready for their first Christmas and a holiday to Canada next year.