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Cancer Survivor MBE Honours

Having overcome Cervical Cancer in her past, a former Royal Military Police soldier from Scotland, Suzanne Fernando, recently battled to make a miracle recovery from a horrific motorbike crash at a roundabout in Ardrossan back in October of this year.

Suzanne crashed her motorbike but managed to avoid hitting pedestrians as her helmet flew off before she landed on her head in the road. This all occurred in the run-up to her receiving an MBE from Prince Charles this month, and she was adamant that she was going to be fit enough to tackle the steps at Buckingham Palace without the aid of her wheelchair.

Cancer Survivor MBE Honours


Since her brush with cervical cancer during pregnancy at the age of just 28, Suzanne – now 44 – is Scotland’s first female Ambassador for Cancer Research UK. She regularly travels the length and breadth of the country as part of her own awareness group, encouraging women to attend their smear tests and offering support to those who have been diagnosed.

Not a stranger to awards ceremonies, Suzanne received the award for Record’s Community Hero during 2015’s Our Heroes Award. She attended the awards in the Ballroom of the Palace, alongside her two daughters.

As well as her work with cancer sufferers, Suzanne’s MBE also served to recognise her work for people with autism and fellow military veterans.

As with all diseases, it is of critical importance that Cervical Cancer is diagnosed as early as possible to stand the best chance of beating it. Check to make sure if you are due your smear test and attend it not only for peace of mind, but also to take action if something is detected.


If your prognosis has been affected due to a misdiagnosis or a delay in misdiagnosing Cervical Cancer, you may be able to claim compensation. Get in touch with our team today for a free consultation on 0141 406 3324 for impartial advice in complete confidence.

Article by Stuart Jones

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