Local woman, Joan McNally from Corduff is one of 14 Ambassadors from around the country for this years 100k raising funds for Breast Cancer research. Read Joan’s story below:
After finding a lump in my breast I was referred for a mammogram and got an appointment 12 days later. I had my ultrasound scan and during the scan I had a feeling that something was wrong and the silence in the room seemed to confirm it for me. The consultant finally spoke and said “I am sorry to tell you but this looks highly suspicious and we need to do a biopsy today” Those words and that moment will stay with me forever.
I left the clinic knowing that I had breast cancer even though I hadn’t received the official results and my thoughts immediately turned to my family, my husband Michael and my children Darren, Jamie and Alanna.
My initial diagnosis confirmed cancer in my right breast, oestrogen positive and I was preparing for a mastectomy on 12th April 2016.
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