Mum-of-two dies weeks after wedding after being deemed 'too young' to have breast cancer

Mum-of-two Sinead Richards has died just weeks after her wedding day. (SWNS)
Mum-of-two Sinead Richards has died just weeks after her wedding day. (SWNS)

A mum-of-two told she was "too young" to have breast cancer has died just weeks after her wedding day. 

Sinead Richards found a lump on her breast in late 2019 and when she visited doctors in early 2020 nothing was initially diagnosed, as at 29 she was deemed too young for breast cancer. 

The mum-of-two was eventually diagnosed with stage four breast cancer which had spread all over her body. 

She died on 10 September at the age of 31, just weeks after tying the knot with partner of 12 years Liam McDonagh, 33, on 19 August.

Sinead was initially deemed too young to have breast cancer. (SWNS)
Sinead was initially deemed too young to have breast cancer. (SWNS)

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He said: "Everyone was smiling all day. She was very unwell but it really showed what she was like, she battled to get there and put on a brave face. It was mind over matter. She got herself there and that is all she wanted.

"It has had a huge impact on our lives. She was amazing, she was such a lovely person.

"Nobody she ever met had a bad word to say about her, everyone loved her. It is just so tragic.

"When we were in the hospital, people would give us a second glance as they couldn't believe how young we were. She was only 31, we couldn't believe it."

Sinead's widower Liam is now urging all women to check themselves regularly. (SWNS)
Sinead's widower Liam is now urging all women to check themselves regularly. (SWNS)

Sinead, a pastoral mentor, also leaves behind the couple's two daughters, Paige, seven, and Georgie, 10.

Her widower is now urging other women to get tested regardless of their age.

He added: "If her story helps even one more person to get checked, this will have all been worthwhile. She was the most amazing person.

"I just want to show that this can happen to anyone and urge people to get checked if they ever notice anything."