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She Beat Brain Cancer and Graduated From University

Updated: Oct 20, 2022

Back in 2018, Laura Nuttall, 22, was diagnosed with the most aggressive form of cancer - glioblastoma multiforme. Doctors found 8 tumors in her brain and gave her around a year to live.

At that time she was studying at King’s College in London, England, but had to leave while she underwent treatment. At that time doctors told her that she would never be able to go back to university, but that didn’t stop Laura.

After surgery to remove the largest tumor and a series of treatments, including immunotherapy in Germany, Laura continued to make good progress with her health - so she transferred to the University of Manchester to be closer to her home in Barrowford, reports the BBC.

This year, she graduated with a degree in politics, philosophy, and economics.

"Laura was told that she had a life expectancy of around a year and wouldn't be going back to university at all, so to see her graduate is just incredible," her mom, Nicola, commented.

“I know how hard she’s had to work to achieve her degree alongside her chemotherapy, surgery, and treatment, and this day is a real celebration of her tenacity,” she added.

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