LETTER: Get breasts checked

TO all the ladies out there over the age of 40: make sure that you have a two-yearly mammogram.

Just prior to Christmas, after attending for a routine mammogram, I was diagnosed with early onset breast cancer.

I had no family history and no symptoms whatsoever, not even a lump.

I have since learnt that in nine out of 10 cases of breast cancer there is no family history.

As a result of the cancer being diagnosed early, I did not require radiotherapy or chemotherapy following my surgery.

The bottom line is that the wonderful doctors and nurses at the Calvary Mater Hospital saved my life.

Make that appointment now.