Thursday 23 February 2017

Thank you to everyone who helped me recover from cancer

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Women should remember to get themselves checked (photo posed)
Women should remember to get themselves checked (photo posed)

I am 41 and recovering from a nightmare year after a breast cancer diagnosis. Thank God my prognosis is excellent. I am a nurse and healthcare lecturer and was diagnosed in August 2015 after finding a cyst.

Nothing can describe the shock, despair and unimaginable fear of a cancer diagnosis but the effect on a young mother with a young family is catastrophic.

My children - Alexandra (15), Zara (12), Sean (10) and Donncha (6) - have been amazing. We told them the truth from day one, as advised by my oncologist.

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