Teen girl credits Cameron Diaz movie for saving her life

London: A schoolgirl cancer victim has revealed that watching a Cameron Diaz film saved her life after she noticed the symptoms in the movie.

Alex Cooper, 17, who had fatigue, bruises, headaches and a swollen stomach, noticed the symptoms were similar to a girl in ‘My Sister’s Keeper’ – in which Diaz plays the ill youngster’s mum.

Worried Cooper went to her GP and discovered she had the disease chronic myeloid leukaemia.

A course of gruelling chemotherapy caught the rare cancer in time and she is now in remission.

Cooper, of Bredgar near Sittingbourne, Kent, put her symptoms down to being a “lazy teenager”.

“If it wasn’t for watching that film I may not have got my diagnosis in time,” the Mirror quoted her as saying.

“I’m really lucky to have seen it, but I can’t bring myself to watch it again.

“It’s too upsetting, so I’ve hidden it under my bed,” she said.


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