‘Dedicated’ staff praised after third cancer fight

By Alex Jones in Local People

A CANCER survivor has thanked the “totally dedicated” medical staff who have helped her fight off her third bout of the vicious disease.

Gwynedd councillor Linda Morgan, who represents Dolgellau, has bravely shared her story about how she battled with cancer with the help of technology and a highly-professional, team.

She has recently got rid of her radiotherapy mask and explained how it was used in an unpleasant but worthwhile procedure.

“I was bolted down in nine places on each occasion,” Cllr Morgan said.

“After a couple of weeks they cut out the eyes in the mask, then the following week they cut out the mouth of the mask, which made it a bit easier to bear as it was so tight against your face.

“The mask was melted over your face for a perfect fit for future use.”

Cllr Morgan first suffered with breast cancer

before then losing a kidney in a later battle with the disease.

The last fight, which saw the Dolgellau councillor unable to work for several months last year, saw the stoic politician contract Lymphoma which was “aggressive” meaning she is “very lucky to survive”.

Despite her medical woes, Cllr Morgan remains upbeat.

“My motto is be kind and considerate, smile and be happy,” she added.

“I hope now to get fit and carry on with the many things I want to achieve in life.”

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