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amazing news Lynsey Bennett says she is 'over the moon' after one of her tumours shrinks following treatment

'I'm just over the moon.. It's just the best news. Amazing'


Lynsey Bennett has said she is “just so happy” even after being told she has a clot on her lung because one of her tumours has reduced in size thanks to treatment. 

The Longford woman who had travelled to Mexico for treatment after there was a delay in getting approval for her to start the immunotherapy drug Pembro in Ireland, said a recent scan revealed postitive news.

“The good news is one of my tumors has reduced a centimeter and a half [thanks to] everything that I have been doing and have done with Mexico, and only one session of Pembro,” she said on Instagram

“I'm just over the moon. I do look absolutely wiped because I've spent three days in Dublin, up and down and running around. I'm just so happy. [I was told] ‘you still have a blood clot’ but it doesn't even matter right now.

"It's just the best news. Amazing.”

Pembro, or Pembrolizumab, is a type of immunotherapy drug that stimulates the body's immune system to fight cancer cells.

The mother of two, who was diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer four years ago, settled her High Court case against the HSE and the laboratory involved in her missed cancer diagnosis.

Ahead of her scan she admitted “bricking it”.

“I don’t know why I seem to be half smiling because I am bricking it,” she said on Monday.

“I get my bloods today to make sure that I can do treatment tomorrow and I’m actually going for a baseline scan. I was meant to do it before I started treatment. By the skin of my teeth, luckily enough, I’m actually getting in to do it now before I get my second session tomorrow.”

Bennett said she was a “bag of nerves” and would be doing some shopping following her scan to take her mind of the coming days.

“Don’t let this girl near a shop in Dublin because I will be doing a bit of retail therapy to block out what I have to do over the next few days,” she said.

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“I just really hope that the four or five week break I had from immune therapy in Mexico hasn’t caused me damage.”

Bennett said that getting the treatment every two weeks is not easy.

"I'm going to ignore the fact that my skin feels like it's on fire. I feel like I am going to vomit at any minute and I have lots of nice aches and pains. And my bowels don't know whether they are coming or going,” she told followers after her first session.

However, a recent scan revealed that her cancer was “stable” and she is hoping that the new treatment will work before exploring if she needs to leave Ireland again.

“This is life, this situation, and we’re all just going to light a few candles,” she added.

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