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Mum tragically dies just two days after being diagnosed with cancer

Ali Condon

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Mum tragically dies just two days after being diagnosed with cancer

Featured Image Credit: Deadline News

A family in North Lanarkshire has been left devastated after mum-of-four Janice Cassidy Adair passed away just two days after being diagnosed with cancer.

Janice, who was just 46-years-old, had gone to the hospital for blood tests after feeling ill for a few weeks, and was shocked to discover that she had bone and liver cancer.

Just two days after finding out, Janice passed away in hospital, leaving behind her children Iain, 22, Laura, 19, Logan, 11, and Kian, 7.

Mum-of-four Janice died just two days after being diagnosed with cancer. Credit: Deadline News
Mum-of-four Janice died just two days after being diagnosed with cancer. Credit: Deadline News

The unexpected news came soon after Janice had learned she was going to become a grandmother, after her daughter Laura announced that she was expecting.

Speaking about her mum's sudden death, Laura explained: "For the last couple of weeks she had not been well but she went and got bloods done and the doctors thought it might have been jaundice.

"However, last Monday the doctors said it didn't look too good and they suspected it was cancer so on Tuesday they did a scan which confirmed Mum had liver and bone cancer.

"They couldn't give her the MRI scan because she actually was struggling to stay awake and answer questions, she was not compos mentis. The doctors said they couldn't do anymore and she passed away in hospital that night."

Remembering her mum, Laura said: "She was well known and much-loved, she was bubbly and happy, she didn't take any nonsense but she was a good woman."

Doctors diagnosed Janice with bone and liver cancer. Credit: Deadline News
Doctors diagnosed Janice with bone and liver cancer. Credit: Deadline News

After her passing, Laura posted a tribute to her mum on Facebook, alerting other friends and loved ones of the heartbreaking news.

She wrote: "So as some of you already know our beautiful mum fell asleep last night after unfortunately losing her battle to cancer.

“It all happened too fast but I’m so glad I got to spend my time with you. Thank you for everything you have done for me in my lifetime, I’m so grateful.

“You are at peace now and out of all pain and now resting, we all love you so much mum and you are truly missed so much already, sleep tight mama you are so loved.”

Meanwhile, Janice's son Iain wrote: "She was a bright star for us and now she can be the brightest star in the sky to shine upon us all."

A friend of the family has since set up a GoFundMe page to help Janice's family with any future costs. A description in the GoFundMe, which has already raised over £600, reads: “As close family and friends already know Janice passed away on Wednesday 31 August.

“Janice suffered a great deal of pain over a period of time and sadly found out two days prior to gaining her wings that unfortunately she had cancer.

A fundraiser was set up to support Janice's remaining family. Credit: Deadline News
A fundraiser was set up to support Janice's remaining family. Credit: Deadline News

“Janice will be sorely missed and never forgotten. Janice sadly left behind her four beautiful children Iain, Laura, Logan, Kian and also her unborn grandson.

“Please keep them in your prayers as they mourn the loss of their mum and send loving thoughts to the rest of the family.

“The Janice I knew ,as everyone would probably agree, you heard her before you saw her and she had the biggest smile and kindest heart.

“She would go out of her way and beyond to help everyone. She had the most infectious laugh and always saw the best in people, rest in peace. GBNF. Fly high my angel I love you and I always will.”

You can donate to the GoFundMe page here.

If you’ve been affected by any of these issues and want to speak to someone in confidence, contact Macmillan’s Cancer Support Line on 0808 808 00 00, 8am–8pm seven days a week 

Topics: Life, Health, Real Life

Ali Condon
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