Hi everyone this is my first time here and I,m a survivor first diagnosed nearly 10 years ago with grade 3_aggressive cancer in left breast after 12_months of various lumps and cysts I finally had a mammogram at age 49 the radiographer asked if I had noticed anything different apart from the benign cysts ..I said just a small area of skin that seemed to dimple and stretch when I raised my arm she then made sure this particular area was pictured and a few days later I was recalled for a biopsy and then that dreaded result " you have breast cancer" I went for my results alone never for one moment thinking I would hear those words . I left the consultant in a state of disbelief or denial they said this was quite a normal reaction the reality hit when I got home to my husband and family lots of tears and then the short period of anxiety waiting for my op. I was very lucky.... After a wide local excision and removal and examination of the lymph glands under my left arm, no trace of cancer was found in these glands because of this I didn't have to undergo chemo and was instead given a course of radiotherapy As I said I was very lucky !! Yes it was scary but you have to stay positive stay STRONG I had good support from family and friends and I go for yearly check-ups and a mammogram every 3 years .....Proud to be a survivor🙌🙌🙌
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