Breast Screening & Assessment Service

Tina Trowbridge


Tina Trowbridge's story

Tina says: “Breast awareness and breast screening are both hugely important. I found my breast cancer through breast
awareness but I still attend routine screening.”

"In late February 2007 I discovered a tiny lump a few inches above my left nipple. It hurt to touch so I thought it maybe a spot coming but all it did was get bigger. I went to see GP and was referred to the breast clinic."

 

"I had a mammogram and an ultrasound and saw a doctor who said I had breast cancer but they needed to do a biopsy to ascertain what they were dealing with.  The radiographer was very helpful and I can honestly say that it doesn’t hurt, slightly uncomfortable but is over in a few moments. 

"The biopsy was done the following week and on 21 March was told it was very aggressive. I had been booked in for a mastectomy five days later. I was 45 years old. 

"After I was declared cancer free after five years I am now reliant on the Breast Screening Service and feel fully confident in that as it's a brilliant service run by women for women and everyone is so kind and helpful.  I would encourage everyone to attend the appointment or you can phone up and easily change the date, time and even venue."

For more information on our breast screening service click here.

© Copyright Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 2020 Site by TH_NK