BC: Early in 2012, I had recently moved to America from Australia to be with my new husband. I was trying to fit in and learn new ways (do you know light switches flip up to go ON in the US?). I established new connections and made appointments with a GP and dentist. It was a couple of months before I attended the routine mammogram my GP suggested. I was contacted almost immediately for another mammogram, then an ultrasound and then a needle biospsy. Within a week I knew I had the dreaded breast cancer.
AD: No symptoms, I couldn't feel a lump, I am told I have cancer and must be treated. Unreal feeling. More unreal than being displaced in a strange country. I now feel like I am an alien on a strange planet.
Cancer Council NSW would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.We would also like to pay respect to elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.