Nonetheless, Leah was determined to fight on. Surgeons subsequently removed the cancerous mole, as well as the lymph nodes surrounding it, in early 2013. Even with such invasive surgery, however, the medical team said there was still a 30 percent chance that Leah’s cancer would return.
So, for three years after her operation, she went for routine check-ups to make sure that her cancer had not returned. She would undergo full-body scans and CT scans, and on each occasion she received the all-clear. With her health in order, she could plan the rest of her life with Ben.