“I don’t want my body to behave like it’s in the menopause when I’m in my thirties.”

The week before Christmas, Alexa*, had just broken up with her partner. She was upset about her relationship ending when she found a lump in her breast.

“I couldn’t quite take it in. I was only 32 then, no one in my family had had any cancer. The lump appeared quickly and then it was just a whirlwind.”

Alexa went to the GP the same day. She was referred into hospital for a mammogram, then a biopsy. By February, she was in surgery…

Laura O Smith

Freelance writer and content designer

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