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I found a lump whilst I was pregnant – Lizzi’s Story

06 August 2020

Lizzi got in contact with us after finding a lump whilst she was pregnant. Knowing it wasn’t normal for her, she asked to be seen by the doctor and was diagnosed with breast cancer aged 29. This is her story.

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The ‘C-Weed’ – Ellie’s Story

31 July 2020

Ellie was 28 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. After being prompted by a CoppaFeel! Instagram post, Ellie checked her boobs to find something that wasn’t normal for her. She spoke to us about her story and finding the positive in her experience.

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The New Normal

29 July 2020

Times may be changing quickly, but we’re here to help you adapt. Think of us as an online agony aunt with a very unique specialism in covid and cancer, and some friends in high places (also known as the Medical Advisory Group) who’re on hand to help you at any time.

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Advice from Dr. Vickki

29 July 2020

Dr Victoria Harmer is a Macmillan breast care Consultant nurse at Imperial College NHS Trust. She manages 9 nurse specialists and is heavily involved in service delivery and improvement for both the screening and symptomatic breast services.

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Advice from an Ex-Practice Nurse

29 July 2020

Sandra trained as an RGN in Ysbyty Glan Clwyd in North Wales, later specialising in Women’s Health at Queen Charlottes and Chelsea Hospital and working on gynae/oncology ward at UCH before moving back to North Wales to become a practice nurse.

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Advice from a Surgical Doctor

29 July 2020

Adam is a senior surgical doctor based on the South Coast, training to be a breast cancer surgeon with an interest in reconstructive breast surgery. He is passionate about empowering patients with knowledge and confidence to make the right choices for them.

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“Breast cancer is still so taboo for young people” – Tapi

23 July 2020

Tapi is a 21 year old student at the University of Edinburgh, where she studies Chemical Engineering. Having lost her mum to Breast Cancer in 2018, she’s passionate about breaking the taboos around breast cancer. This is her story.

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“I’m the youngest person at the breast clinic” – Mary

16 July 2020

Mary got in contact with CoppaFeel! after being diagnosed with breast cancer during lockdown, at the age of 27. She spoke to us about being diagnosed during a pandemic, facing fertility fears and finding a community online.

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“A lot of trans men feel dysphoric about their chest” – Theo

29 June 2020

In 2019, Theo starred in CoppaFeel!’s campaign Grab Life By The Boobs. Theo spoke to us about what it means to check your chest when doing so can trigger dysphoria, and why getting to know your body is all part of the process of transition.

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‘You really do have the power’ – Jess’ Story

01 June 2020

Jess took part in the Grab Life By the Boobs campaign after one of her friends passed away due to breast cancer. Jess is passionate about educating people about the boob-checking message and empowering them to be in control of their bodies. This is her story.

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