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Madonna Kuln – a survivor of breast cancer …
I had a talk with Madonna about her journey from discovering she had breast cancer to her very positive but clear message for all ladies.
“I always went for my yearly mammogram and ultrasound, the mammogram showed nothing, however the ultrasound showed there was a lump,” Madonna recalled.
“It was found in September 2014.
“A biopsy followed with the devastating news that I had breast cancer. A lumpectomy and sentinel node removal procedure followed and it was found the cancer was more aggressive than the ultrasound had shown.
“There was a 15mm lump and small invasive clusters throughout the breast.
“My cancer was a grade two invasive lobular carcinoma – resulting in a total mastectomy with 11 lymph nodes removed from under my arm on my right side.
“Chemotherapy and radium treatment was the next stage of treatment with regular trips to Toowoomba over six months.
“Olive McMahon Lodge is available for patients and family while they are receiving treatment.”
Madonna chose to have her left breast removed in 2016. She recommends Sally Lancaster from Abshot Physiotherapy for lymphedema massage to assist with recovery.
Madonna has joined a coffee and support cancer group in Warwick that meets each month at Jacqui’s on Albion Street.
You can find the group on the BCNA website or searching Warwick Breast Cancer support group which comes up as Warwick Breast Cancer coffee club.
Madonna advises ladies to have a regular ultrasound as well as mammograms.
The Cancer Council’s Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea will be held next Thursday 25 May – for local venues visit www.biggestmorningtea.com.au

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