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Jo

15 September 1960 – 24 October 2006 BEGINNNING OF JOURNEY April 1999 I discovered a large lump in my left breast which prompted me to see my GP, and the next week was a whirlwind. A fine needle aspiration confirmed my worst fears and breast cancer was diagnosed. I have two small children; Kate was…

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Tui

2 June 1958 – 18 October 2006 BEGINNING OF JOURNEY I first discovered a lump in my right breast in February 1992 when I was 33. I was reassured it wouldn’t be anything serious because of my age. Yeah right! A week later, I had a modified radical mastectomy performed and they found another large…

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Lesley

3 December 1954 – 4 August 2005 We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time. Through the unknown, unremembered gate When the last of earth left to discover Is that which was the beginning. From…

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Louise

22 August 1954 – 29 April 2005 Louise riding her favourite horse, Cooper. She was bald under that hat, and determined to continue riding. “Lou was the most brave person I’ve ever met” John.

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Gerry

Gerry’s story I was first diagnosed with HR+ invasive ductal breast cancer in September 2000.  I had a left mastectomy, 6 months of chemotherapy followed by 5 years of Tamoxifen and 2 years of Femara.  All was well until October 2015 when I noticed that my sternum was not sitting flush with the chest wall. …

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Maria

10 May 1954 – 6 August 2016      

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Christina

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Brighid

BEGINNING OF MY JOURNEY On New Year’s Eve 2010 I visited my GP as I had found a lump in my left breast. I was sure it was hormonal, I didn’t think breast cancer would affect me as my Mother had been tested for the BRCA 2 gene mutation and was found to not be…

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