Chrissy Turner has a rare form of breast cancer, and she’s only 8 years old. The girl is the youngest person known to have secretory breast carcinoma, which affects only 1 in 1 million people.
“She came to us on a Sunday afternoon, she said, ‘Mommy, I have been scared, and I have this lump,'” her mom, Annette, told ABC News. “It had been there for a while.”
Luckily, experts say the cancer is treatable with surgery. Chrissy will have to undergo a mastectomy in early December, but she’s not scared of what’s to come. “I was scared the first time that I knew about it,” Chrissy told ABC 4 Utah News. “But I knew that I could fight it off and I hope that I can fight it off.”