Georgia Goodier, from Warrington, was diagnosed with adenocarcinoma, which is believed to have started in her bowel before spreading to her glands and liver, at the age of 22
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A young woman died of cancer at her home after being told she had a water infection.
Georgia Goodier was just 23 years old when she lost her life following a short battle with the illness.
Doctors had initially suspected that she had a water infection, but when she felt a pain in her right-hand side she went into A&E, the Liverpool Echo reported.
After undergoing blood tests and examinations at Warrington Hospital followed by a biopsy on her liver, Georgia was told the devastating news she had adenocarcinoma.
Mum Cheryl Goodier, 45, said: “You look back and think we were just robbed of time with her. We definitely thought we had Christmas and we thought we had most of this year.
“She never had any health issues at all in her life. It’s surreal really. It doesn’t feel real still – that’s why we’re doing as much as we can to keep going.
“She was only 22 (when she was diagnosed). There’s no family history of any cancer, other than years and years ago but there’s no immediate family history of cancer.
“It was just a huge shock because she was so fit and healthy. She ate well, she didn’t drink much, she was very active at the gym all the time.”
Georgia was 22 when she was diagnosed with adenocarcinoma, which is believed to have started in her bowel before spreading to her glands and liver.
She underwent six rounds of chemotherapy, but suffered from a number of septic infections in her bile duct, which eventually would not respond to antibiotics.
Georgia came home on the October 1 last year and died four days later.
Friends and family are now taking part in a 56 mile sponsored run in Georgia’s memory, with all money raised through their fundraising page going to the Clatterbridge Cancer Center in Liverpool, where she received care.
It comes after Georgia and her best friend Chloe completed the same sponsored run in February last year in aid of Cancer Research.
Paying tribute to Georgia, Cheryl described her as a “family person” who was “loved by so many people.”
Cheryl said: “She was just amazing. She was caring and very thoughtful.
“She was loved by so many people. She lived at home still, she loved to be around her family and friends.
“She was a family person – she’s got a sister and two brothers and a cockapoo who she adored.
“She’d been with her boyfriend Jack for four years. She loved to travel, her and Jack had been to many places – Dubai was her favourite.
“It’s just not the same [at home], it’s quiet. She was a bundle of love and laughter.”
George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.