Rebecca Leybourne

I was diagnosed with breast cancer in June 2018. Cancer I thought, no not me. I had no family history and was a healthy 33 year old with two young children. But yes it was me and that's when the questions to my consultant began. Am I going to die? Will I see my kids grow up? Will my parents lose their daughter. The fear of them words cancer. It's the worst feeling in the world. Luckily my partner noticed a change in shape in my breast. Only the slightest change as the consultants were so shocked that it was cancer and thought it was thick breast tissue. The cancer had not spread to my lymph nodes but because it was an aggressive form. Triple positive,I had to undergo chemo, mastectomy and radiotherapy,which I am currently having at the moment. Along with that I have herceptin injections for a year and tamoxifen tablets for 10 years which helps prevent the cancer returning. This has been an horrendous but eye opening journey of my life and even though it has been caught early there are no guarantees that a reccurence will not happen but I have to try and think positive and move forward in my life because if cancer has taught me anything it's to live life and cherish every moment. Please help me raise money because without breast cancer haven and their incredible support and the support of you guys, I would not be the person I am today. Fighting back and being strong!!!! I have chosen to model swimwear/lingerie in order to gain my femininity and self confidence back,which cancer stripped of me. I want to stand on that stage and be proud of who I am today. Xxx

Rebecca Leybourne