Victoria Derbyshire’s breast cancer diary

Winchester Breast Cancer Support wishes Victoria a speedy recovery and we shall be thinking of her when she goes through chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

“Today I had a mastectomy. I feel all right, I can’t believe it,” she says in her hospital bed, just hours after the operation.

“When I woke up from the anaesthetic I did cry. It was just relief, such a relief. The malignant tumour in my right breast is gone, two or three lymph nodes are gone,” she explains.

“Three lymph nodes were taken away as they had tiny, tiny, bits of cancerous cells, so they took them out and will analyse that tissue, and that will guide the medical professionals in terms of whether I end up having radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy.”

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