I was diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer in January 2017. Unfortunately the cancer had already spread to my lymph nodes when I was diagnosed which meant I required aggressive treatment to give me the best chance of survival. This consisted of 3 operations, 6 months chemotherapy and 4 weeks radiotherapy. I will also be on medication for the next 10 years to reduce the chance of a recurrence. My treatment plan was tailored as a result of research and clinical trials which I am most grateful for and I am hopeful that I’ve beaten cancer.
Every year I like to participate in a form of fundraising for research into cancer to show my ongoing support to others and appreciation of the excellent treatment I received.
I feel lucky to be alive and I’d like to say thank you to everyone who supports Cancer Research UK. You make research happen.