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Victoria Yates from Manchester was just 36 when she received her devastating breast cancer diagnosis. Here’s her story…

Victoria

As Victoria got into bed one night she examined her breasts and was shocked to find a lump. Within a week she had been diagnosed with breast cancer and began surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

Victoria said: "Suddenly I was thrust into the breast cancer world and living on a whole different track to all my peers. I went from being a strong independent invincible young mum to becoming a cancer patient.

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Posted in Tickled Pink on 22 September 2016
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Anne Maddox is the Community Champion at our Filton store, she’s married to Derek, and has four children. Anne is taking to the catwalk for this year’s Breast Cancer Care fashion show in November. Here’s her story…

Anne Maddox

In 2014, at a Community Champions conference, I was given a Tickled Pink leaflet about breast cancer. I already knew about lumps, but not that dimpling could also be a sign. Soon after, I noticed dimpling on my right breast. Had I not read the leaflet, I would probably have ignored it. I saw my GP, who referred me for tests and I was diagnosed with cancer in both breasts.

Having already survived pancreatic cancer in 2008, my first thought when I was diagnosed was, ‘Why me? Why has it happened again?’

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Posted in Tickled Pink on 22 September 2016
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Jane Murphy from Kent is a mum of two and is a Breast Cancer Care clinical nurse specialist. Here’s her story…

Jane Murphy

When I pick up the phone at the beginning of a shift on the Breast Cancer Care helpline, I don’t know who will be at the other end. It could be a woman who has just discovered a lump in her breast, someone who has finished their treatment and is struggling with their body image, or maybe even the husband or child of a woman with breast cancer, unsure of how best to support her.

Every call is different, but what unites them is that they need support, advice and information.

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Posted in Tickled Pink on 22 September 2016
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Adele from Surrey lives with her husband Tony, has one daughter and is now retired. Here’s her story…

Adele Sewell

I’ve battled and survived cancer three times. If my doctors’ predictions had come true, I’d be dead by now, but instead I am alive and grateful for each day.

I was first diagnosed with breast cancer aged 35. I found a lump in my right breast, but I wasn’t worried. I was too young to have cancer, I thought, and there was no family history of it.

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Posted in Tickled Pink on 22 September 2016
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Jason, 38, from Wolverhampton lost his beautiful wife, Lucy, to breast cancer just four months after their wonderful wedding. Here’s his story…

Jason

In early 2013, Lucy was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer after spotting a lump in her breast during a romantic trip to Paris, a year in to the couple’s relationship.

After chemotherapy, a lumpectomy and radiotherapy, Lucy was given the all clear in April 2014. But two months later, Lucy found a lump while on holiday in Brazil. Back home a biopsy confirmed her breast cancer had returned. Despite a high dose of chemotherapy, the tumour doubled in size and spread to her back, meaning it had become secondary breast cancer, the terminal form of the disease.

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Posted in Tickled Pink on 22 September 2016