Rebecca’s Dad took her to see the GP and she was immediately sent to North Tees hospital over concerns about a possible blood clot. They didn’t seem too concerned at first however an ultrasound scan found a clot and tumour behind her knee.
From there things escalated quickly and Rebecca was sent to the RVI by blue light ambulance that same night. Her mum Tracy said: “We were oblivious about what was happening really. Within a week they’d done all of the scans and a biopsy to confirm the diagnosis. I had been googling so had started to wonder but my husband Paul fainted because he hadn’t suspected anything.”
Rebecca stayed in hospital for a month at first, she needed daily injections to bust the blood clot and then she had a Hickman line fitted and started chemotherapy