A MOTHER-of-four with breast cancer has rejected medical treatment including surgery, vowing to cure her breast cancer by following a vegan diet.
British mum Sarah Valentine, 36, was advised to undergo either a full mastectomy or lumpectomy and radiotherapy, but has decided on a different path.
She intends to fight the potentially deadly cancer by cutting meat and dairy out of her diet.
"I'm a mum to four children - Jesse, 15, Poppy, five Teddy, four, Billy, one," she told the Daily Mail.
"They are my priority and I am not irresponsible."
"This is not a diet, it is life and death.
"I think by feeding my body good things, it will have an impact. I've done a lot of scientific research into it."
The make-up artist was diagnosed in December last year after noticing a dent in one of her breasts.
Her stage 1 cancer was found to include two tumours.
She said if her vegan eating doesn't reverse the spread of the cancer she will "reconsider her options".
"I'm 100% sure that my cancer is emotional," she said.
Vegan diets have been scientifically shown to reduce the risk of cancer but doctors have warned that it won't help "cure" cancer, and may even do further damage.
As such a diet may reduce dairy and animal protein, it could cause further muscle loss if they sufferer is not eating enough.