Lynsey Bennett says that her bowel tumour has "grown again" 3 months ago

Lynsey Bennett says that her bowel tumour has "grown again"

Lynsey explained that while she has no new tumours, the tumour in her bowel "isn't playing ball".

Lynsey Bennett, who is one of the many women impacted by the CervicalCheck scandal in Ireland, has told her followers on social media that one of her tumours isn't "playing ball" as it has "grown again".

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Taking to Instagram, Lynsey shared pictures of herself in hospital and gave an update on her health.

She wrote: "I took this picture yesterday morning when getting my picc cleaned and flushed, thought if you cover my arm you wouldn't think I was a patient in an oncology (unit).

"I was quickly brought back to reality, my tumours haven't started anywhere new which is amazing but my bowel one isn't playing ball and in (a) matter of weeks has grown again. To add to the mix I have had a (bleed) this evening too."

Lynsey also spoke about how it was difficult to get a line into her for one of her treatments.

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She wrote: "The 3 attempts to get (a) vein to get (a) line in for giving the radioactive and glucose solution for PET scan the day before should (have) scared the hell out of me, but I've grown so much around my fear and trauma. Anyone who has encountered myself and needles in the past wouldn't (have) believed their eyes Tuesday.

"It was still (incredibly) tough but I didn't cry or threaten to walk out. I just tried to joke about needing so many of the "boyfriend" warm water filled gloves you see in the pictures being used to get my veins to come out."

She added: "Also last week with my arm swelling, numb (and) being in pain actually showed inflammation on PET scan which they don't feel is cancer but something is annoying it."

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Lynsey then shared that she hopes to be well enough to travel to Germany for treatment soon.