I met my future husband David just four months prior to finding two breast lumps. Now, as a doctor, you may have presumed that I would have been immediately alarmed but as the old adage says, you just don't think that it is going to happen to you. I was preoccupied since we were about to go away on our first family holiday with my two boys aged 3 and 5 years and David's children who were aged 6 and 9 years. I had an extremely busy schedule at work but decided to try and squeeze in an appointment with my own GP.
The doctor immediately referred me to the breast clinic and I was promptly seen the following week. Things were moving fast but I felt that this was just usual protocol. Initial tests included an ultrasound scan and a mammogram; these actually showed that I had three lumps. However, I was told that they didn't look too worrying, but just to be certain, I should have a biopsy. I wasn't really overly concerned since the lumps didn't feel particularly suspicious and I certainly didn't imagine that I could actually have cancer, I felt far too well.