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Bec's story

When Bec found out she had breast cancer, her first concern was how to tell her husband and son.

As a registered nurse for over 30 years, Bec had witnessed many people’s lives turned upside down by these words: ‘You have cancer.’

Despite seeing this so often, she never expected it would happen to her. But in 2017, it did.

"To say it was awful, or shocking, really doesn't capture it," Bec said.

"At the time my beautiful son Justin, was studying Year 12. Naturally, he was stressed with his studies and I felt really guilty at the thought of upsetting him."

"But of course, I had to tell him."

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