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A "brave" mum who was told her pain during sex and bleeding in between periods was "normal" has died of cervical cancer.
Alexandra Hodson from Liverpool was diagnosed with the disease in June 2018 after visiting her GP with a number of symptoms.
The 26-year-old had been experiencing several health problems including pain during sex and bleeding in between periods and after intercourse.
But a nurse told her the symptoms were "normal" due to a contraceptive injection.
It wasn't until her first smear test that a tumour was found in her cervix and she started receiving radiotherapy and chemotherapy.
In August last year, Alexandra's sister set up a GoFundMe page to pay for her immunotherapy, but in April, her family were given the devastating news it wasn't working and the cancer was terminal.
On August 8, she tragically died from the disease, as her sister paid an emotional tribute.
The Liverpool Echo quotes her as saying: "I never thought I'd be having to write an update like this and I wish I didn't have to.
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"We sadly lost my beautiful sister Saturday, August 8.
"She was so brave, strong and determined and she fought to the very end.
"We had the news in April that the immunotherapy had not been working and that Alexandra's cancer was terminal which is why we turned off donations on the page.
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"It was completely heartbreaking and due to Covid we knew it meant that we would struggle to make some of the memories we would have liked to and to fulfil some of Alexandra's bucket list.
"We still managed to make memories as a family and we spent as much time together as we could."
She went on to thank those who had donated and supported her family during this difficult time.
The money raised will be split between Alexandra's daughter Ella and the charity Children with Cancer UK.
She went on: "Just want to say a big heartfelt thank you to you all for your support it meant so much to us how much people cared and it gave us an opportunity to try a treatment that could have been the one to save Alexandra, sadly it wasn't meant to be.
"The money we have leftover from treatment as previously mentioned will go to Ella, Alexandra's daughter, which will be put into a trust fund for when shes older and 5% to the charity Children with Cancer UK."
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