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There is no one story of breast cancer. To mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, three women share their different experiences

“With a bit of luck, I will see my children grow up”

Hayley Ryan, 35, is a teacher from Southampton, and is currently undergoing treatment

Both Hayley and, right, Charlotte, discovered their lumps themselves

‘I thought I was far too young and healthy for breast cancer. So, in May 2015, when I brushed my hand against a lump on my left breast while getting dressed, I assumed it was just a fatty lump – I’d had a few after breast-feeding my two children, Joe, now 10, and Lois, four. After an ultrasound scan and a biopsy, doctors told me I didn’t have cancer, which reassured me. But over the next few months, the lump carried on growing and started to hurt, so in November I asked to have it removed.

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Discover a #BodyofKnowledge in the October/November edition of healthy magazine, in which we reveal the results of our Body MOT reader survey. In light of Breast Cancer Awareness month this October, we also talk to three women about their very different experiences of the disease. Plus, we explore the world's best natural beauty secrets from Australia to South Korea, and take a fresh look at the 'F' word (fat, that is!). As the seasons change, keep your health and happiness on track with the new digital issue of healthy.
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