Bonnie Fox

40, from Croydon.

Bonnie was diagnosed aged 37 in July 2015 with primary and secondary breast cancer at the same time (with extensive bone and liver metastases). At diagnosis, her son was just 4 months old. Bonnie had been having trouble breastfeeding so her GP sent her for some scans. She knew something wasn’t right, and within two weeks found out she had breast cancer, and that it had spread to her liver and bones. She had also lost the function of one of her kidneys. In July 2015, Bonnie began a six month whirlwind of chemotherapy – a difficult time during which she struggled with side-effects/taking care of her son/being in and out of hospital. Since then, Bonnie has been on Herceptin and Perjeta, a drug combination which has kept her disease stable for over 27 months. Regular scans have shown a good response to treatment, and Bonnie is currently feeling very well, is back at work, has been on several holidays, is spending quality time wither her now toddler, and is experiencing little to no side-effects.

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