I have a family history, but a diagnosis at 48 was not what I planned

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I have a family history, but a diagnosis at 48 was not what I planned

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After juggling work and four children for a number of years, Susan was looking forward to returning to work full time (in her dream job!) and had just booked a trip to Tuscany....

Breast cancer doesn’t care what colour your skin is

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After watching her mother go through breast cancer treatment, Kathleen made sure she had regular mammograms as soon as she turned 40. It was not long after her 44th birthday that...

Running became my therapy after diagnosis

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  When Jodie was diagnosed with breast cancer she was fit and healthy and a keen runner. During her conversations with her medical team she was told that being in such good...

Talking about my disability and breast cancer

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As a woman with a disability, Effie says her independence is very important to her. When she was diagnosed with breast cancer, she was concerned she would become dependent on...

Metastatic from the start

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Brenda’s first experience of breast cancer was when she was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. While she found helpful information in BCNA’s Hope & Hurdles pack, she...

Too busy for breast cancer

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Lisa was the CEO of a large national company when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. As the person in the top job, she was used to looking out for everyone else and putting...

I’m a man, and I have metastatic breast cancer

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Rob was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer when he was 57 years old. He believes his diagnosis of metastatic disease was the result of being diagnosed with breast cancer...

My breast cancer was diagnosed when I was breastfeeding

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  At age 40, I heard those frightening words you have breast cancer. I had just sat down to breastfeed my 8-month-old baby girl. At first, I didn’t cry, I thought how do I...

Breast Cancer Doesn’t Discriminate

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Breast cancer affects so many people. Although overwhelmingly affecting women diagnosed at an average age of 58, breast cancer also affects men and younger women too. Breast...

A new perspective on an old tradition

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I was diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) in October 2013. It was explained to me that DCIS is considered as stage 0 breast cancer. It was unknown whether the condition...