'Being told I needed a masectomy left me reeling': Former first lady Betsy Duncan Smith reveals her shock after six months of gruelling chemotherapy

Betsy Duncan Smith says she can still hear the consultant's words: 'You are going to need a mastectomy.'
'I was stunned, I was reeling. I found it incredibly difficult. Some people say they are relieved when they are told they need a mastectomy because they see it as a way of getting rid of the disease. It wasn't like that for me.
'The thought of having part of me removed was difficult to comprehend. I don't even have my ears pierced. 
'The fact was that my right breast had to come off. I was traumatised and would have done absolutely anything to prevent it.'
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15 November 2016 in Health, Views: 51
Source: Daily Mail

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