Nothing gets Hastings resident Sonya Healey down – even a diagnosis of stage three cervical cancer.

The 35-year-old Hastings woman is in Wellington undergoing eight weeks of aggressive treatment for her cancer.

Her treatment takes up one full day a week, and then 15 minutes a day on the other four days of the week.

"I get Saturday and Sunday off," she jokes.

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She was diagnosed near the end of May.

Some family time between treatments for Hastings couple Sonya Healey and Dave Cochrane, with Nathaniel, 7, and Julius, 17 months. Photo / Supplied
Some family time between treatments for Hastings couple Sonya Healey and Dave Cochrane, with Nathaniel, 7, and Julius, 17 months. Photo / Supplied

"It has been about three weeks from diagnosis to starting radiation.

"But this will not beat me. I'm here to smash this cancer with positivity," she laughs.

Even the

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