Breast Reconstruction after Cancer

by Emma Riley in Mickleover, England, United Kingdom

Breast Reconstruction after Cancer

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To raise the money needed for Breast Reconstruction after Breast Cancer

by Emma Riley in Mickleover, England, United Kingdom

Hello, my name is Emma

At 26 years old, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. As part of my treatment plan, I underwent chemotherapy, surgery and radiotherapy. 

As I began my treatment, I tested positive for the BRCA1 gene. Up until this point, I had hoped for a lumpectomy. However, after being told I had an 85% chance of cancer returning, I had no choice but to undergo a double mastectomy. Subsequent radiotherapy treatment meant that I could not have immediate reconstruction. 

Once recovered and ready for reconstruction, I was told that my BMI was too high and that I needed to lose weight. I have reached my goal weight. Now, Covid 19 has delayed breast reconstruction for thousands of women. 

I am no more deserving than any other woman. But at 30 years old, this is having a detrimental effect to my mental health. I am a student nurse wanting to give back to the NHS. By paying for reconstruction means I can finally have closure and to be able to live my life to the fullest. 

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Kindest regards

Emma

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