Fitness Influencer Cheyann Shaw Dies Of Cancer At The Age Of 27

Cheyann Shaw was first diagnosed with stage four ovarian cancer in 2016.

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Cheyann Shaw, a fitness influencer, succumbed to cancer on Monday. A family statement posted on Instagram on Monday revealed her demise, indicating that she had been "called to heaven." She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2016.


The caption read, "We are sad to announce with heavy hearts that our beautiful girl, Cheyann, has been called home to heaven." Shaw’s mother, Darci Clark, wrote: “My heart is breaking today, our baby girl lost her long battle with ovarian cancer.

Her strong battle

“She fought until the bitter end. She is a true warrior and survivor. She will be truly missed and will forever be in my heart.“ Following her diagnosis in 2016, Shaw opened up to People about her illness: “When I was first diagnosed, I was scared, but it went away quickly. I knew that I had no choice but to fight. I wasn’t going to let cancer win."

“I also knew that my husband and family need me and there is no way I am leaving them,” she said. “So that is when I put my boxing gloves on and got in the ring to knock cancer out.”

Shaw underwent chemotherapy and surgery, resulting in her spleen, appendix, breast, and part of her colon being removed. A year ago, the fitness star revealed that doctors had discovered "no evidence" of cancer in her body. But she confirmed in January 2020 that the condition had unfortunately revived.

Shaw's family praised her followers on Instagram for their love, "Thank you all for your support over the years and encouragement."

"If there's one thing Cheyann taught us is that we can always find a reason to smile through them, no matter what battles we face." On Monday, Shaw's husband posted a sincere tribute on his Instagram page to his spouse.

More on Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer primarily affects females (usually over 50 years of age) who have been through menopause but can also affect younger females. With 7,000 people who have been diagnosed with the disease in the UK each year, the disease is the sixth most prevalent type of cancer experienced by women in the UK.

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