A woman from Manchester has turned her breast cancer scare into a niche business. Charley Wood discovered she had the faulty BRCA gene after her mother and grandmother passed away from cancer. At 26 she made the decision to have a double mastectomy to reduce her risk of getting the disease. It was when she was in recovery that Charley had an idea for the new venture, which is also benefiting charity.
Most patients having breast cancer need to have drains afterwards to prevent infection and drain off any fluid to prevent infections. Women need them for around two weeks and find it tough to leave the house as they can be unsightly. Charley has developed 'Drain Dollies,' special bags to hold the drains. Some of the money from sales goes to cancer prevention charity Genesis.