Margaret Like many women over 70, I don’t tend to look at my breasts very often. But when I spotted some changes to my breast in April 2012, I knew I needed to act quickly.
One of my nipples and the skin underneath had changed, so I made an appointment to see my GP straight away. I was sent for tests and diagnosed with breast cancer. Although I suspected cancer, it was still a shock to hear – I didn’t realise that the older you are, the more likely you are to get it.
Thanks to treatment, my tumour was successfully removed. My family and the doctors were so supportive and I now work closely with local support groups helping others with breast cancer. I’m so glad I acted quickly.
I would urge other women to be aware of changes to their breasts. If you notice something out of the ordinary, visit your doctor straightaway.
Margaret Underwood, aged 76
Supporter of Breast Cancer Care.
Extract from NHS