Whether you have been directly affected through a breast cancer diagnosis or someone close to you who has, Your stories describe the individual experiences of people living with breast cancer in Britain today. But they do have something in common, a desire to share their personal experience in the hope that others may learn from them or draw strength, knowing that they are not alone. Supporter stories are used to educate and inform others through a wide range of media including our website. T o accompany these stories w e have created a Glossary of Terms to provide further reading. GP Karen uses her own experiences of treatment and reconstruction to better inform her breast cancer patients. Henrietta's story tells how a bruise left by a rucksack led to an early diagnosis and a good prognosis.
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At the age of 41, Jenny Rose Ryan was shocked to learn she had breast cancer. In a recent Styles column , Jenny, a writer, editor and communications consultant in the Pacific Northwest, shared the story of her diagnosis with ductal carcinoma in situ, or D. The piece inspired dozens of women to add their own experiences with breast cancer in the comments. I started doing breast self-exams at age 40, just as I was told to do. After several years, I would lapse a month here, a month there. One morning when I was 46, I casually checked during a shower and was stunned to feel a tiny lump. A biopsy confirmed that it was cancerous, and I went through the lumpectomy with radiation.
Although one in nine women gets breast cancer, nobody in my immediate circle of friends or family had developed it. I had what turned out to be a false alarm when I was Having discovered a large lump in my right breast, I was admitted to Hutt Hospital to have it removed.
On this page you can read about the experiences of other women who have had breast cancer. Feel free to submit your own story to provide hope and inspiration for other women. We support, inform and represent those with breast cancer so they can make informed choices about their treatment and care.