Mum-of-four dies of cancer aged 27 after being told pain was early menopause

A mum-of-four who was told her muscular pain was likely to be early menopause has tragically died of terminal cancer aged 27.

Lizzy Evans was diagnosed with cervical cancer while she was pregnant with her fourth child last year.

The bombshell meant she had to deliver her daughter eight weeks early so that she could start treatment immediately.

Last May, the 27-year-old was able to breathe a fleeting sigh of relief when she was given the all clear, reports NorthWalesLive.

But her joy turned out to be short-lived when a few months later, Lizzy began to suffer with chronic muscular pain.

Doctors put it down to early menopause as a side effect of the cancer treatment she’d already undergone.

But when the pain became excruciating, further tests were carried out and she was given the devastating news that the disease had returned.

This time it had spread to her lungs, spine and brain and was terminal.

The heartbreaking blow left Lizzy and her family reeling and set the wheels in motion for a fundraiser to help her make memories with her children aged nine, eight, two and one.

Meanwhile, she and her 29-year-old partner, Joshua Evans got married at Lizzy’s mother’s house in Leeswood, Wales.

She had hoped to be able to start clinical trials at a hospital in Manchester, but sadly she was too poorly to be eligible.

On March 31, Lizzy passed away peacefully surrounded by her loved ones.

She about her harrowing ordeal in the weeks leading up to her untimely death to help raise awareness about cervical cancer.

Her heartbroken family have agreed to share her interview as they said it’s “what Lizzy wanted.”

Lizzy claimed she was told she would be monitored with regular check ups but said they “didn’t happen” because of the pandemic.

She added: “I went to my GP with back, shoulder, rib and neck pain, which radiated throughout my body, and the GP put it down to muscular skeletal pain due to me going through the menopause because of the previous treatment I had.

“I was sent home with pain relief and told to come back if it didn’t work.

“I started to also have unbearable stomach pain and went to the hospital as they thought I had a twisted ovary, but when they discovered it wasn’t that, I was sent home with more painkillers.

“I had to get paramedics to come to my home as the pain in my shoulder, neck, and ribs got worse – they also said the same thing, muscular skeletal pain, and told me to ring the GP for more pain relief, which also didn’t work.

“Until one morning, I was in that much pain I had to phone an ambulance because I felt like I was struggling to breathe.

“It was so bad that the ambulance crew thought I had a collapsed lung.”

Lizzy’s heartbroken mum Chrissy said her daughter “left a big impact on everyone’s hearts.”

Speaking to North Wales Live, she said: “Lizzy was so strong and so brave, her strength was amazing.

“She was such a fighter and always believed in hope, all the way up until her last few weeks.

“It broke my heart to see what she was going through knowing there was nothing I could do to help her.

“If I could’ve given my life for hers, I’d have done it in a heartbeat.

“I made her last few months the best I could while I was looking after her, she even told me I gave her the best months, she loved it here.

“She was such a kindhearted person, very loving and always helped others.

“She was so happy and always made everyone laugh, she was such a bubbly, funny character who loved life and loved her children and her family.”

Chrissy added: “We’re all so heartbroken and missing her terribly. We love her with all of our hearts and more.

“Life isn’t fair, it’s been so cruel to Lizzy. She was only 27 with her whole life ahead of her.

“She left a big impact on everyone’s hearts. Life is so empty without her and will never be the same again.”

After Lizzy died, Chrissy found a poem she had written for her and said it will now be something she will always treasure.

It says: “Mum, you are the one who will understand, always there to lend a hand.

“Your love is the root to my every storm, you have shielded me since the day I was born.

“You are my role model, support and queen, on your shoulder, I know I can lean.

“I love you mum, for all you do, thank you just for being you.”

Touched by Lizzy’s plight, local charity Belief set up a fundraising page before her death and started the ball rolling with a £200 donation to support her family.

So far, more than £1,600 has been raised.