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Weʼre raising £400 to fund towards a genetic test

Cwmbran, UK
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My name is Rebecca, I was diagnosed with Grade 3 Breast cancer last year at the age of 35years. It is very rare to have breast cancer under the age of 60years. 90% of lumps in the breast are non cancerous and in the 10% that are , only 2 % of those of patients are under 50years.

In the last year I have undergone 2 surgeries (lumpectomy and mastectomy) and 6 cycles of chemotherapy and currently receiving herceptin injections. My treatment is expected to end in December 2018. It has been an unexpected rollercoaster of a ride and one I hope not to repeat.

Genetic testing have deemed me "MODERATE" risk for carrying a faulty gene which would put me at higher risk of future breast cancer and ovarian cancer. A faulty gene would also mean that my sisters and niece could be affected. If this were the case there are preventative measures we could take to help prevent future cancer.

Unfortunately, despite trying to fight my case, the Welsh NHS will not fund me to have this test, whilst I know that it is being offered in England simply on basis of age. I cannot live with the uncertainty of not knowing the results of this test and implications of it for me and my family. With the support and encouragement of my friends I am raising money to pay for a private test( which in Wales currently costs between £400 and £1000) which is recommended by the lead Genetic Doctor from Heath Hospital, Cardiff. If the test does show a genetic fault then any future preventative treatment and testing for my family would be covered by the NHS. If it comes back clear it will mean peace of mind and will help us all to move on from this difficult time.

Thankyou for reading my story and thanks for your continued support!

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  • Dennis Hewitt

    Dennis Hewitt

    Aug 13, 2018

    Although we don’t see you you are often in our thoughts. Money’s not everything but hopefully this will help a little bit. All our love, Den and Sue xxx

    £30.00

  • Lisa Hoey

    Lisa Hoey

    Aug 4, 2018

    We have never met but through your friend Nicola I read your posts and find them inspirational. Good luck with everything 💕

  • Sharon Thorpe

    Sharon Thorpe

    Aug 3, 2018

    Good luck love.

    £10.00

  • S orme

    S orme

    Aug 3, 2018

    £5.00

  • Christine Evans

    Christine Evans

    Aug 2, 2018

    Good Luck Rebecca, stay strong. I hope you get the test real quick. ❤️❤️❤️

    £5.00

  • Simon Cottrell

    Simon Cottrell

    Aug 2, 2018

    Good luck :) x

    £10.00

  • Karen Parsons-young

    Karen Parsons-young

    Aug 1, 2018

    Good luck. I was there with grade two at 45 years of age and my friend at 30 odd years back 6 years ago. The NHS can be negative backing certain tests and treatments. Sad. Fingers crossed for u xxxxx

    £5.00

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Cwmbran, UK

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