Prognosis is better now, says survivor
8:40am Thursday 26th September 2013 in News
Judith Griffiths, of Frog-well Park in Chippenham, is pledging her support to National Breast Cancer Awareness Month after being diagnosed with the disease in 2002.
The 64-year-old had a lumpectomy, a mastectomy and reconstruction surgery after a lump was detected during a routine mammogram.
The mum of two grown-up children said: “Growing up as a child it was an illness that we never talked about, whereas now it is much more open and luckily the prognosis is much better.
“I would advise people to get regularly tested, check yourself and be aware of any changes.”
Mrs Griffiths, a semi- retired, part-time carer who does voluntary work at Oxfam, is a member of the Breakthrough Breast Cancer charity.
She said: “Breast cancer charities provide a friendship and make you know you are not alone, as well as keeping you abreast of developments within medical research. I didn’t sit and think about the fact I had cancer, I just got on with life and that is how it should be.”
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