Woman learns to breathe again after mouth cancer diagnosis

A woman who battled mouth cancer and learnt to eat and breathe again became a pilot while undergoing treatment and says she feels “totally liberated”.Jackie Burch, 30, noticed a "sore" on her tongue in December 2019 and went to the doctor concerned.After pushing for a biopsy on the growth she was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma – a rare tongue cancer in April 2020.Jackie, originally from Orange County, California, underwent surgery to remove the growth in November 2020, and spent a week with a tracheostomy - an opening in the neck with a tube inserted to help you breathe.SWNS