Mom saves daughter’s life by Googling her symptoms, coming up with rare cancer

A vigilant mother saved her child’s life when she realized her daughter’s bruises were an indication of blood cancer she had read about after Googling the symptoms, according to Fox News.

When Laura Handley first noticed marks on her daughter Tazmin’s body, she figured it was due to her clumsiness. The mother from England even dismissed complaints of night sweats and muscle pain as nothing serious, until she read a tragic story of a teen who had the same symptoms and died.

Tazmin Handley was diagnosed with leukemia last summer, but after going through chemotherapy she is now in remission. (credit:

“If it wasn’t for me stumbling across that article, then we would never have gone to the doctors, and who knows whether or not she would have pulled through,” Handley shared with SWNS.

When the 30-year-old mother read the story of 13-year-old James O’Mara, who died just a week after being diagnosed with blood cancer and had bruises and red marks on his skin, it reminded Laura of her daughter’s similar marks.

“I happened to read a story about James O’Mara, and that started to get me really concerned.”

After two rounds of chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant, Tazmin is in remission. (credit:

“That night, I tried to convince myself that everything was OK, but deep down I had a feeling that something wasn’t quite right,” she said.

As soon as she read the bruises and marks could be a sign of cancer, she rushed the child to the doctor the next day, and learned through testing that little Tazmin had blood cancer.

Read more at Fox News.