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Simone - Interview 4

Simone was diagnosed with breast cancer after finding a lump in January 2006. She had two lumpectomies followed by chemotherapy and radiotherapy because the cancer had spread to her lymph nodes. She is now on Zoladex injections and tamoxifen.

  • Background

    Simone is a statistician, married and has two children. Ethnic background/nationality: White

  • Age at interview 44
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Hayley - Interview 3

    Hayley discovered she carried a mutation on the BRCA1 gene after her cousin was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. She has had her ovaries removed and is considering a double mastectomy. Hayley feels it's important to read about the BRCA1 gene and cancer to maintain control.

  • Background

    Hayley a teacher, is married and has three children. Ethnic background/nationality: Jewish

  • Age at interview 39
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Helen - Interview 2

    Helen's late husband, Ivor was diagnosed with Factor XI Deficiency in 1995, which explained why he had always bruised and bled easily. In 2002, Ivor died from a stroke two days after a minor operation in which he agreed to try a new clotting agent.

  • Background

    Helen is the widow of Ivor. Helen and Ivor had two children, Ruth (an IT consultant, aged 55) and Colin (an accountant, aged 51). Ethnic background/nationality: British/Jewish

  • Age at interview 77
  • Sex/Gender Female