Woman who was diagnosed at just 20 says treatment has forced her body into premature menopause

Mail Online | 6/13/2018 | Sheree Mutton For Daily Mail Australia
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A little over a year ago Bianca Innes, of the Gold Coast, received news that would forever change her life.

The then 20-year-old journalism university student was diagnosed with Grade 3, Stage2B triple positive breast cancer after finding a lump in her right breast after a shower.

GP - Cyst - Tissue - Breast - Ultrasound

'I went to my GP who insisted it would likely be a fatty cyst or tissue but ordered a breast ultrasound for peace of mind,' Miss Innes told FEMAIL.

'I had to cancel my appointment after being hospitalised with an unrelated gynaecological issue. Eight weeks later, the lump had tripled in size and lifting my right arm to drive was painful,' she added.

Ultrasound - Core - Biopsy - Lump - Miss

After undergoing an ultrasound and a core biopsy of the lump, Miss Innes also had bone scans and MRI tests to see if the cancer had spread to any other areas of her body.

Unfortunately, doctors found that it had already spread to her lymph nodes.

Thoughts - Diagnosis - Questions - ''how - Answers

'My initial thoughts after diagnosis were the obvious questions of ''how'' and ''why''. Answers that unfortunately none of my specialists could answer,' she recalled.

'So from then on, I decided that there was no way I wasn't going to beat the breast cancer. I was only 20-years-old at the time; I had a life to still live. I wasn't going to let cancer be the final chapter in my book.'

Miss - Innes - Share - Diagnosis - Journey

Miss Innes decided to share her diagnosis and journey - everything from losing her hair to the tears - through a blog that she named Going Topless.

'The greatest part about sharing my story on my blog is that it has started a conversation,' she told FEMAIL.

'It - People - Someone - Age - Form

'It's shocked people that someone at the age of 20 could be diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer.

'It has brought attention to a younger age demographic about the importance of being...
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