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A mother in the uk discovered that a cancerous lump while breastfeeding her son, said she is determined to live life to the fullest while undergoing treatment for breast cancer.
Amy, Palmer,, 30, claims her concerns about the lump sum, have been considered as a ” blocked milk duct, but this proved to cancer, she and her husband were devastated.
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“It was a shock, a complete shock,” Palmer”), of Devon, England, was in the South West News Service (SWNS), is a British national. “You never think something like this is going to happen to you until it does. It hit my husband really hard.”
Amy Palmer is pictured with her husband, Colin, and two younger children, Lenny, one, and Frankie, 4, and, for the first time, discovered the lump during the breast-feeding of her son.
The mother-of-two, who had completed a half-marathon in just a couple of days before discovering the lump, since then, had six rounds of chemotherapy, a lumpectomy and 18 rounds of radiation, and is now completing a bucket list in order to ensure that they do not take life for granted. Below is the list of things they want to do is to plan a trip to New York city to go to the London Marathon.
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She is also urging others to get screened early and often for breast cancer, since she was just 30 when she was diagnosed.
“I’d like to think that anyone over the age of 18 will be offered screening tests,” she told SWNS. “Since my diagnosis, I’ve noticed that women in their 20s are diagnosed with breast cancer. Screening is the early could save your life.”
Palmer, who is still undergoing treatment, is now urging others to be vigilant about their health, no matter what their age.
In the uk, about 1 in 8 women will breast cancer in her lifetime, but that routine screening does not start until the age of 50 years. In the united states, it is recommended that women between the ages of 45 and 54 breast cancer screening with mammography every year, and with the frequency switch to each of the two years, after the age of 55 years old, according to the American Cancer Society.
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The reason for this recommendation is the fact that age is a risk factor for cancers of the breast, the patient is not in control. The majority of breast cancer diagnoses are made after the age of 50, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). However, people with certain genetic mutations, such as BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations are at an increased risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer, which means that the screening recommendations for this group.