January 2011, found a lump in my breast. Two weeks later hospital consultant was telling me it was stage 1 cancer - oh and they found two stage 2 tumours in the other breast - and it's probably spread to the lymph nodes but they're not sure. I had the whole lot removed within 3 weeks and went back in three weeks after that to get the (confirmed cancerous) lymph nodes out. Then 5 months of chemotherapy. I was 47, two young daughters, fit, clean living non smoker. The hardest bit was probably picking up the phone to see my GP but the early diagnosis probably saved my life.