Meet Sally: 'I was diagnosed after seeing a Love Island star support Change and Check'
Our new series, My Change and Check Story, follows the lives of 5 women who we diagnosed with breast cancer thanks to Lorraine's Change and Check campaign. They share their personal story, the highs and the lows and highlight the importance of checking your breasts.
In 2019, mum of two, Sally was the first woman to come forward to say Change and Check diagnosed me with breast cancer. When Sally, found a lump around her armpit she thought it was a bit of underarm fat, but when she saw Love Island winner Jack Fincham promoting Lorraine's Change and Check campaign online, she decided to visit her GP. Speaking to Helen Addis, Sally admitted, "I saw that sticker and I thought - this isn't right, I need to go and get this checked out."
It's not great but it's fightable. We can battle it, we can beat it
Following a biopsy, Sally received a diagnosis of invasive lobular breast cancer: "It's not great but it's fightable. We can battle it, we can beat it." Following a biopsy, Sally received a diagnosis of invasive lobular breast cancer may 2019.
Since then, she surprised Helen on Lorraine back in October 2019, as she was midway through chemotherapy. One year on from this, she is back to share her Change and Check story.
Sally shares the highs and lows from her journey, including how it affected her friends and family, the darkest days and finally, where she at is at now in her journey and how if it wasn't for Change and Check she wouldn't be here today.