Hi, my name is Mandy Gabriel. I’m 40 and a proud mother to Issy, 5 and Eddie, 2. Ronan is my long-term partner and together we live in Cork. In December I was diagnosed with stage 3 invasive breast cancer. Within 10 days I had a complete mastectomy and removal of 6 lymph nodes. In February I started an intensive 5 months of chemotherapy which was followed by an auxiliary node clearance. Right now, I’m in the middle of 15 sessions of Radiotherapy. At the end of active treatment, I will prescribed Tamoxifen for a minimum of 5 years which is a drug to shut down my production of estrogen. I want to share my experiences to change the conversation about cancer. It is no longer the death sentence it once was…. and that your life will go on.