Christchurch mum diagnosed with breast cancer at 37 weeks pregnant
Tamara Milne was 37 weeks pregnant when she was diagnosed with breast cancer during the Covid-19 lockdown.
The 33-year-old, who works at Christchurch Hospital as a radiographer, was in the shower when she found a lump over Easter weekend while New Zealand was in alert level 4.
“I’ve scanned countless women with breast cancer, so I’m very aware of how important self-checks are,” Milne said.
She immediately booked an appointment with her GP.
Milne said her experience at work led her to expect the worst, but it was still hard to hear the prognosis.
“I think I knew in my gut. I was mentally prepared for it.”
This month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Milne wanted people to know the disease doesn’t discriminate.