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"I skipped in the door thinking, 'I'm going to get this sorted then I can go home'." She added that she was in "such a state" after finding out she had cancer. "The consultant drove me home, she was amazing," she said. The young woman, from Flintshire, north Wales, used to have extremely long hair (Photo: Kate McIver) She is pictured beaming after chopping her locks off ahead of her cancer treatment (Photo: Kate McIver) Despite being away from the hospital, Kate's husband heard her "awful news" at the same time as she did - via loud speaker. "The consultant called me in to speak to her and said she was really concerned," Kate said. "She asked if I could put my phone on loud speaker." After her diagnosis, Kate underwent a lumpectomy and a biopsy. She received another blow after doctors discovered her cancer was "much more widespread" than they'd previously thought. Read More "I went back in for a full masectomy. I had that just after Christmas, on December 27, and I'm still recovering from it," she said. For Christmas Day, Kate said she and her family went to her parents' home. She said she spoiled her little girl "rotten" with presents.

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