Georgia Goodier lost her life after a short battle with adenocarcinoma, a type of cancer that is believed to have started in her bowel before spreading to her liver. Ms Goodier, who was described as “caring” and a “bundle of love and laughter”, died at her home in Warrington just months after being diagnosed with the disease.
Her mother Cheryl Goodier, 45, told the Liverpool Echo that doctors had initially suspected her daughter had a water infection, but after feeling pain on her right-hand side she went to A&E.
The young woman then underwent blood tests and examinations at Warrington Hospital followed by a biopsy on her liver, which revealed that she had adenocarcinoma.
Ms Goodier was 22 years old when she was given the devastating diagnosis. She received treatment at Clatterbridge Cancer Centre in Liverpool before her death at home on October 5.
Her mother 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.”
Adenocarcinoma is a type of cancer that develops in the glands that line the insides of organs. It can occur almost anywhere in the body.
Ms Goodier underwent six rounds of chemotherapy but suffered a number of septic infections in her bile duct which eventually stopped responding to antibiotics.
She returned home on October 1 last year and died just four days later.
“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.”
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“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.”
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