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Posted: 14:21 GMT, October 26, 2020 | Update: 3:21 p.m. GMT, October 26, 2020

A mother of two whose blocked milk duct turned out to be an aggressive form of breast cancer says watching an episode of Loose Women promoting ITV’s ‘Change and Check’ campaign gave her saved his life ‘

The campaign, which was launched last summer to show women how to check themselves for signs of breast cancer, was supported by Lorraine producer Helen Addis, 40, Weybridge, Surrey, diagnosed at age 39 years old

After seeing Helen appear on Loose Women, mother-of-two Rebecca Wood, London, who is around 30, discovered what she thought was a blocked milk duct on her chest, but decided to return visit to his general practitioner to check

She was diagnosed with an ‘extremely aggressive, high-grade form of cancer’ which was growing rapidly in her and had to undergo a full mastectomy and reconstruction

Rebecca Wood, mother of two, from London, who is around 30, discovered what she thought was a blocked milk duct on her chest, but decided to visit her GP to check after seeing Helen on the show

Lorraine producer Helen Addis, 40, from Weybridge, Surrey was pictured on Loose Women last year to promote the ‘Change and Check’ campaign, which encourages women to check their breasts for abnormalities after having diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 39

Appearing on the show today, Rebecca said, ‘I was watching the show last summer, breastfeeding my daughter back then and listening to Helen’s story [It] really resonated with me, she was 39, she was fit and healthy, there was no history of cancer ‘

Rebecca said she would « always check herself » before having her daughter, but became « complacent » when she started breastfeeding

After watching the show I found what she thought was a clogged milk duct – but decided to have the lump checked by a doctor because it wasn’t painful

‘The doctor said,’ I think it has to do with breastfeeding, but we’ll send you a CT scan just in case, ‘she recalls’ I remember lying on the bed and begging the lady to tell me that everything will be fine

The campaign, which was launched last summer to show women how to check themselves for signs of breast cancer, was also supported by Lorraine Kelly (pictured right), a friend of Helen

‘She said I couldn’t, I had to take a biopsy and send it in and indeed I was told after an agonizing wait that it was breast cancer, but luckily I spotted it very early ‘

The cancer had spread from Rebecca’s milk duct to the rest of her breast, meaning she still had to undergo a full mastectomy and reconstruction

Rebecca said: ‘It was an extremely aggressive, high quality form that was growing very quickly inside of me I was just in absolute shock I was at low risk for myself ‘

‘I had no history in my family I was very healthy and frankly if I hadn’t watched the show I don’t know when I would have checked my breasts next time because i thought i was doing my best for my baby or my body

Helen, mother of three, campaigned for posters and stickers showing the signs to watch for to be placed in hundreds of locker rooms across the country

‘Indeed, Helen, looking at you, it saved my life I hate to think about what would have happened’

Fortunately, Rebecca is doing « very well » after the diagnosis, finishing her chemotherapy in January and she should be off treatment after completing her last round of injections.

‘I’m fine now, thank you,’ said Rebecca «  I had a great prognosis, had chemo which ended in January of this year

« I will finish my injections in a few weeks and I don’t expect to have more treatment afterwards, so very good ‘

Rebecca said she was diagnosed with an «  extremely aggressive, high-grade form of cancer  » that was growing rapidly in her, requiring full mastectomy and reconstruction

Adapting during the pandemic, Helen managed to mark a Change And Check ‘reminder on every Royal Mail item in the UK from today through 2 November

Helen, a mother of three, campaigned for posters and stickers showing what to watch out for, to put in hundreds of locker rooms across the country, and launched the ‘Boob Bus’, which traveled the UK to encourage women to check themselves signs of cancer

Adapting during the pandemic, Helen managed to mark a Change And Check ‘reminder on every Royal Mail item in the UK from today through 2 November

Speaking of the impact of the campaign, Helen continued, «  I am blown away and I don’t think I’ll ever stop, it has become my passion project

‘I just heard the story of Rebecca her case and her argument, since we launched this campaign 37 women have contacted me to tell me that they discovered their cancer early and that they did not ‘had not yet reached screening age’

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