I met my old school friend for brunch today. She told me that she had been diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer in 2013 which had also gone into the lymph nodes. Jenny's cancer was discovered with an N.H.S. Breast Screen that call up every 3 years. I have cancelled 3 of these tests, the latest being this week, which means I haven't been checked for 9 years. I have been put off by the controversy over these scans. However, after sitting with Jenny and hearing her horrendous journey felt this is a message to me to go and get screened, particularly as I have already had cancer (thyroid 2013).
What would you do?