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Tess - Interview 53

When Tess was diagnosed with breast cancer, aged 33, she also found out she was pregnant. She had a mastectomy, chemotherapy and tamoxifen and Herceptin. She later had a second mastectomy with immediate breast recontsruction, and had her ovaries removed.

  • Background

    Tess is a married doctor with three young children. White British.

  • Age at interview 38
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Penny - Interview 52

    Penny was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2000, aged 37. She had a mastectomy, radiotherapy, tamoxifen and Arimidex. She also had her ovaries removed and has been clear of cancer for ten years.

  • Background

    Penny is a married training development manager. Ethnic background/nationality: White British.

  • Age at interview 47
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Verite - Interview 51

    Verite was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005, aged 54. She had a lumpectomy, radiotherapy and tamoxifen. She had severe side effects with tamoxifen and switched to Arimidex and then Aromasin.

  • Background

    Verite is a journalist. Ethnic background/nationality: White British.

  • Age at interview 61
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Janet - Interview 50

    Janet was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2003. She was told she'd need a mastectomy, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Janet chose to have chemotherapy before surgery and was able to have a lumpectomy instead. She also had tamoxifen and Femara.

  • Background

    Janet is married with two adult children. She is a retired broadcast journalist. Ethnic background/nationality: White British.

  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Gillian - Interview 49

    Gillian was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005, aged 51. She had a lumpectomy, radiotherapy, tamoxifen and Arimidex. In 2007 she was diagnosed with DCIS. She had a mastectomy and immediate LD flap reconstruction, and chemotherapy.

  • Background

    Gillian is a married IT trainer. Ethnic background/nationality: White British.

  • Age at interview 55
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Ingrid - Interview 48

    Ingrid was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008, aged 58. She had a mastectomy with immediate LD flap reconstruction. She also had chemotherapy, radiotherapy and Arimidex. During chemotherapy, Ingrid had a bi-lateral pulmonary embolism.

  • Background

    Ingrid is a married senior researcher. Ethnic background/nationality: White British.

  • Age at interview 61
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Interview 29

    Diagnosed with Paget's disease in 1998. Under went a mastectomy and reconstruction and was given chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

  • Background

    Diagnosed with Paget's disease in 1998. Under went a mastectomy and reconstruction and was given chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

  • Age at interview 57
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Interview 28

    Diagnosed with breast cancer in 1999. Had a lumpectomy and was given chemotherapy, radiotherapy and Tamoxifen.

  • Background

    Diagnosed with breast cancer in 1999. Had a lumpectomy and was given chemotherapy, radiotherapy and Tamoxifen.

  • Age at interview 40
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Interview 30

    Diagnosed with breast cancer in 1999. Under went a mastectomy and was given radiotherapy and chemotherapy.

  • Background

    Diagnosed with breast cancer in 1999. Under went a mastectomy and was given radiotherapy and chemotherapy.

  • Age at interview 57
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Interview 31

    Diagnosed with breast cancer in 1977. Was given a double mastectomy with reconstruction.

  • Background

    Diagnosed with breast cancer in 1977. Was given a double mastectomy with reconstruction.

  • Age at interview 76
  • Sex/Gender Female