A nurse has a rare, life-changing diagnosis of cancer in her breast
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A nurse who had been diagnosed with breast cancer has had a life-saving operation to remove a tumour in her left breast.
Key points:Cynthia D’Alessandro is one of Australia’s few people to have had a mastectomy, and has been a breast cancer patient for 20 yearsCyntha D’Amato, 51, was diagnosed with melanoma at the age of 45 in 2006Cynthia D’Aloisio is one in a long line of women to have undergone breast surgery in Australia, with more than 100 women undergoing breast surgery each yearThe operation, performed by Dr Chris Erskine at Melbourne’s Royal Melbourne Hospital, is the first ever breast reconstruction in Australia.
“Cynths tumour was removed by a surgeon who has been working with breast cancers for 20 to 25 years,” Ms D’Aslo said.
“My doctor told me he could do it in five years.”
I’m so proud to be part of this amazing group of women who have achieved this.
“It is a great reminder of the importance of taking the time to make a decision and making the right choice for yourself.”‘
It was a miracle’Ms D’Anoio said her family had been shocked by the outcome of the operation.
“When I first started going to the hospital, I didn’t know anything about this, I just thought I was going to be a statistic,” she said.
She said her parents and sisters were “really emotional” and “wonderful” and had been overwhelmed by the response.
“They were all very concerned about my well-being, and I was really concerned about the cancer,” she added.
“The doctors had to remove the tumour and it’s been so difficult.”
Ms D�Anoia said the operation was a “miracle”.
“I can’t believe that I’m going to have to go through this again,” she laughed.
“And it’s going to help me and my family a lot, and it will help make up for what my mum had to go and put in a jar.”
Ms Aleso said her cancer had been curable, but she was “pretty confident” she would make a full recovery.
“We had to wait a long time to get my operation done, but it’s finally done and I feel really great,” she explained.
“This is something that has been in my family for 20-odd years, and now I’m one of the lucky ones.”
Dr ErsKine said the surgery was “the best thing” for the family, and was “just a great result”.
“The operation was done to give us an advantage and to get rid of this cancer,” he said.
Ms D”Alessano said the experience had taught her the importance and importance of “being patient”.
“It’s always been a challenge and we’ve had to do this many times before, but I feel so lucky,” she joked.
“Just knowing that I am going to survive is a wonderful thing, I’m so thankful.”
Topics:cancer,breast,women,cancer-and-hepatitis,melbourne-3000,vic,australiaContact: Sarah Lipps, [email protected],melbournia-3000
A nurse who had been diagnosed with breast cancer has had a life-saving operation to remove a tumour in her…