Leanne Birch

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17 Dec 2018
On 3rd October 2018 I was diagnosed with Grade 3 Invasive Ductal Breast Cancer. Treatment began with an operation, now I'm two rounds into chemotherapy. My hair is now thinning despite my attempt at using the cold cap. During the chemo, I will be having herceptin injections for a year followed by further surgery, radiotherapy and hormone treatment. In 1997 my sister was diagnosed with Brain Tumours and lost her battle in May 1999. Earlier this year, my Mum was diagnosed with Cancer and has spent 5 weeks having successful chemotherapy & radiotherapy. She has recently had surgery to prevent recurrence. In addition to my immediate family, I have lost 3 uncles to this disease. I'm doing Brave the Shave to raise funds for Macmillan, not only for my family, but for many families who find themselves in this position.