Hi, I'm new to this site I will try to be brief, 19 years ago I was diagnosed with scc I had the operation clear margins so I didn't need any more treatment, have had problems like everyone but learnt to live with it. Three years ago very suddenly I lost my husband, then 7 weeks later I was diagnosed with breast cancer had a mastectomy, chemo and R T it all went by in a haze, then a year later I found out I have the faulty Brca 2 gene 4 out of 7 of my siblings have the gene, for pele who don't know about this gene it means women are at higher risk of breast and ovarian cancer and men prostate and breast cancer. I couldn't do any thing about the gene but I could have preventive surgery to cut down the risk so I decided to have mastectomy on the other side I was due to have my operation October 2011. I went to my gp in the September as I had been sick with food sticking so he decided to send me for a endoscopy, then on the Friday 7oct I had a appointment to see a consultant who told me I had scc again I just could not believe it after all that time he told me I was very unlucky. I could not have the operation so they started chemo radio therapy, after 3chemo they had to stop as I was so ill with it all they admitted me to hospital to finish the RT it was really hard this time I was sick 24/7 they said it was because my stomach being up in the chest of the operation. Thankfully 8 months on and getting a bit better all the time.
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