Katie Brewer, UK
DIAGNOSED AT 28
Tell us about your breast cancer experience?
I was your typical Kent girl living her life. Hair extensions, short dresses, nights out, the lot. January 2018, I was showering and the soap that I was using was very thin and running out, so I had to push it against my body, that was when I felt a hard lump in my left breast. I genuinely didn’t think anything of it until I went to the GP and my whole life changed. The day I was diagnosed I genuinely thought I was going to die - I’m not overweight, I don’t smoke, I don’t do drugs, I do drink alcohol but not excessively. My treatment plan was a lumpectomy, chemotherapy and radiotherapy and I am currently on medication to reduce the estrogen in my body which basically means that I am going through menopause too!
Why do you want to share your story?
I want to share my story to let young people know that this can happen to anyone because it happened to me.