A nurse in the UK has died after battling a rare form of brain cancer.
The 59-year-old woman from Llanelli, Wales, was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of the disease in June.
She said she was “pretty much in the dark” about the condition, which is not uncommon in people who have had surgery or radiation treatments.
She had to give up her job in her 40s and her husband, who has cerebral palsy, was unable to work due to the disease.
“I think she had a really good attitude to life,” her friend, Joanne Jones, told the BBC.
“It was her love of her job and her love for her family that kept her going through this.”
She said the cancer “wasn’t a big deal” to her but she was worried about her physical condition and her health.
“She was just like a real trooper,” Jones said.
“The last couple of days I had been working so hard and so well, but it’s been hard to keep up.”
When she goes to see her husband she just doesn’t know if he is going to make it.
“That’s what is so sad about it, she’s such a good, strong lady.”
There are other nurses that have had this kind of cancer that have been so much better off and they just don’t have the opportunity to have that experience.
“The woman died on Thursday.
Her partner died on Wednesday.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) said it was not aware of any recent cases of the rare form.