I am new to this forum so thought i would introduce myself
I am Barb and have recently been diagnosed with Cancer for the 3rd/4th time and must admit was shocked at this diagnosis as I thought it was enough for any one person to have cancer once nevermind any more. I was 32 the first time with 2 very young children of 3 and 5. The second time I was 42 and this was a very aggressive one which I had to have 7 months of chemo and radiotherapy. My last one was diagnosed at the beginning of October 2019 so a new one and I am now 63.. i have now had to undergo a mastectomy on one side and as I have the BRCA gene now too I have to have the other taken off too at a later date. Still waiting for tests to identify if I need more treatment but grade 2.
I just wanted to say my mum died at 49 in 1979 with Cancer. The technology and research of today has saved me so many times now and i am here to tell my story, which is as a very short version. We now have so much advanced treatment, care and investigative services to identify this cruel disease that I am so grateful. I can be with my family who are extremely supportive, see my grand children and live my life. My husband deserves a medal.
I think my message to everyone is to stay positive and make sure you check yourself regular and do whatever you want while you can as we never know what is around the corner.