I am a woman from Cyprus, the sunny land of plenty. Plenty of fruit, vegetables and of course continuous sunshine. It is nicknamed the island of love because it was the legendary birthplace of Aphrodite, the goddess of love.
I am five(what? I mean 7 in a few days -October 13 I was diagnosed!) years out after being diagnosed with stage three breast cancer. I am doing well, having avoided the usual horrors such as mastectomy, chemo and ancillary clearance – this means I refused the removal of all of the lymphs under my armpit and only had four removed. I also refused a drug called tamoxifen, which is a known carcinogen. Now I am bravely looking forward to the future with great optimism and attribute my wellness to a belief in nature and natural treatments.