It started with an ache
I was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer called periosteal osteosarcoma in 2010. I was only 14 years old.
It started with an ache and I had a very small lump on my left leg, just under my knee. But, being a dancer, I thought nothing of it, and doctors said the aches were growing pains.
The lump grew fast and was the size of a tennis ball in no time. My GP sent me for an urgent X-ray and then I was quickly referred to the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. It all happened so fast I didn’t know what was going on. But in my gut I knew what it was.