Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK. Around 55,000 people are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. Of these about 350 are men. The biggest risk factors for developing breast cancer are getting older, being female and for a few, having a significant family history of the disease. Just over 80% of breast cancers occur in women who are over the age of 50. Nearly half of all cases are diagnosed in people in the 50-69 age group. Source: breast cancer care.
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Here's my friend Ann's personal journey
In 2007, I was diagnosed with breast cancer and had five operations on the affected breast including a mastectomy and re-constructive surgery. At the time my surgeon wanted to make adjustments to my other breast to make them more symmetrical, but I wouldn't allow her to do it.
This year, I decided the time was right to have that done and went ahead with the procedure. On this occasion, I had a really bad allergic reaction to the skin glue, and all sorts of subsequent problems with the waterproof dressings they were using. After five days my breast looked like a piece of raw meat, with huge red wealds and sores all over it. I said to the nurse that I looked like something out of a horror film. It was a real mess.
For the remainder of the period I had to have a dressing on which they taped dry gauze over it. When that came off I still had the red wealds which had dried and gone flaky. I never let it get me down and I still try to live my life as normally as I can.
I've been Thea's friend for years, even before she started the company, so as soon as the doctor gave me the all clear to use skincare again, I spoke to her and she recommended trying their Super Nourish Hand & Body Beauty Butter as it has great natural healing ingredients and like all Thea's products, is paraben free. I started using it and within 4 days, the breast was almost clear again. I have continued using the product all over my body and my skin, for a 53 year old, is soft and glowing with the most wonderful luminosity. They're Paraben free and that's important to me.
I would thoroughly recommend the product and other products in the range. The skin on my face is looking so good after using Thea products for a year and a half, so much so that many people put me in my early 40's and are astonished when I tell them my real age. All in all the range is an absolute triumph.
Anne S, Nottingham
Thank you Ann for sharing your story with us x