Mammograms Save Lives

I was diagnosed with breast cancer in March 2011.
It was after a mammogram that I was called back to receive the devastating news that I had breast cancer. I felt well, had no symptoms, have never smoked, eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly so how could this be? There was no explanation, it can happen to anyone!.
Before I knew it, I had surgery to remove the lump followed by radiotherapy. Thanks to the advanced technology of a mammogrram, my tumour was caught in the very early stages. I count myself very lucky indeed.

My 5 week old baby grandson had just come through major life-saving surgery and I had just completed breast cancer treatment. He looked up at me and smiled as if to say ‘C’mon Gran, let’s get on with our lives now!’ We are looking forward to making up for valuable lost time and enjoying life to the full. 2011 was a very difficult year for our family

I have written my story in order to raise awareness, and encourage every woman between the ages of 50 and 70 to go along for a mammogram. I am so appreciative to the NHS for providing this service.

In the UK, the NHS offers this service free to women every three years but sadly 25% do not attend.

I am shouting this out loud....Mammograms Save Lives!!!

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