Facebook saves girl's life after family friend spots eye cancer on
A toddler's life has been saved after a nurse spotted she had cancer by looking at a photo on Facebook. ... Nicola, who lives in Middleton, is the team leader for school nursing services for NHS Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale.
She said: 'I was just looking at the photos when I noticed something odd.
'Normally, you get a red eye tint in photos, but where the eye comes out white it can mean something is wrong. We were praying it was nothing serious, but unfortunately it was.'
Retinoblastoma only affects young children and the most common symptom is that the pupil tends to reflect light as white, like a cat's eye. When diagnosed early, it is very treatable and can be cured.
Michele, of Mount Street, Heywood, added: 'I really want to give a massive thank you to Nicola and to all my family and friends who have been so supportive over the past four weeks. It has been horrible and without them I couldn't have coped.' ...