Australian Kerryn McCann's husband tells of cancer shock

The husband of Australian marathon runner Kerryn McCann, Greg McCann has revealed how he was shattered and broke down after telling his colleagues of his wife’s cancer. Since she was diagnosed, Greg has not returned to work as a coal miner and has instead chose to spend time with his wife and three children; Benton, 10, Josie, 4, and Cooper, six weeks.

Greg said that the episode at work was one of the hardest things he had been through — pondering the future of his family.

I collapsed at work and I’m not too proud to say so. It was terrible. Just terrible. I was wondering if we would both get to see our baby grow up.

Kerryn says that at first she was not immediately worried about the possibility of the lump she found being cancer — but why would they stress a pregnant woman?

After one test I came out feeling really angry that they should stress a pregnant woman so much over probably nothing. I was not in the high-risk group: there was no family history of breast cancer.

Kerryn had surgery at 31 weeks and was induced three weeks later. Cooper was born on September 5th and given steroids to boost his lungs. Kerryn has described her guilt she feels over the situation.

It was really hard seeing him with the tubes and drip and monitor – this tiny baby.

Kerryn chose to have her baby and not commence chemotherapy until after the birth. This is the reason he was born early — so Kerryn’s treatment could begin.

Source: The Daily Telegraph

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