‘I don’t expect years’: N.B. woman raising awareness for silent cancer risk – CTV

Nov. 2, 2023

Angela Lea will turn 58 years old next Tuesday, but she doesn’t know how many birthdays she has left.

The Havelock, N.B., woman received a terminal diagnosis of lung cancer two weeks ago, but she’s never had a cigarette in her life.

The cause: naturally-occurring radon gas in the home she’s lived in for 26 years.

She said the news has hit her family hard.

“It breaks their heart for sure. My dad, I feel so bad for my dad. We lost my mother four years ago to ovarian cancer,” she said. “I’m very much a practical person. I’ve not cried one tear for myself.”

Dozens of friends, family, and patients came to her home Wednesday to wish her well.

Read more: https://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/more/i-don-t-expect-years-n-b-woman-raising-awareness-for-silent-cancer-risk-1.6627224

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