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....

Turning triple negative into triple positive

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Kay and her son Connor Before my diagnosis in December 2014, I loved wearing headwear. From hats to fascinators, I had it covered. I even had my wedding at a racecourse so that I...

Working towards recovery

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Just 18 months ago, my world was turned upside down. As a full-time secondary school teacher, wife and mother of three teenagers, I always prided myself on being busy – who...

The beginning of my new life

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  I met my husband-to-be online two weeks before my diagnosis of breast cancer, aged 31. It was aggressive, which meant a radical mastectomy, chemotherapy and radiation...

Moments in time

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There are some moments you always remember. Your wedding day, the birth of your children … and the moment you discover a lump in your breast, 5 September 2009, the Saturday...

Filled with gratitude

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I was diagnosed with a very aggressive form of breast cancer in November 2006 at the age of 34. My stage 2B, hormone positive, HER2+ cancer was the size of a chicken nugget and...

Rediscovering my femininity

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I was diagnosed with breast cancer in September 2008. After a double mastectomy, six months of chemotherapy and six weeks of radiotherapy, I crawled out of my cancer bubble and...

Living life to the fullest

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I never thought I would dance as a single-breasted belly dancer at a community festival, sing as part of a choir at my local arts centre and meet and sing African songs with the...