Hi everyone, my name is Susan. I am 33, a wife and mother of 2. I recently met with a breast surgeon at Peter Mac to start the ball rolling on my decision to have a double mastectomy and reconstruction. My decision to go down this path is due to a number of factors, these being that my mother passed away from breast cancer 6 years ago, I carry the brca1 gene and I have 2 beautiful children that I want to see grow up. The decision for me has really been quite easy, I don't want myself or my family to have to go through what mum went through and if it means getting new boobs then so be it. If anyone out there has been through this process, I'd love to chat with you and hear about your experience.
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.