October is Breast Cancer Awareness month

It is hard to believe that two years ago come the 31st I had surgery to remove a small lump that Hubby and I referred to as Humphrey.
I was extremely lucky and they got it all as Humphrey had not invaded any of the four lymph nodes removed with him.
I agreed for them to do the additional test to see if I would benefit from chemotherapy, and Humphrey was nice and low on the charts so I only had to have a course of 20 sessions of radiotherapy.

We had found it early, I was seen and diagnosed within a month, and had my op within 6 weeks. I’m on meds for at least five years and have annual mammograms for those five years, then will go back into the NHS normal screening programme of every three.
Small, treatable, curable.
And it was.
I urge any woman (and although rare, it can affect men too ) who finds a lump in her breast not to delay and get it checked out.
It may turn out to be a cyst, it may be a fatty lump, but then again it may not.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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16 Responses to October is Breast Cancer Awareness month

  1. fransiweinstein says:

    Yep, it’s all about early detection. Good for you for being diligent.

  2. Sadje says:

    It’s great that you were diligent about your health. All the best. Thanks for sharing

  3. scifihammy says:

    Gosh can’t believe it is two years already!
    I’m glad things are still looking good and well done for making others aware too.

  4. Very good message to share, thank you

  5. Congratulations! I am a survivor too! Thank goodness for early detection!

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