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Nikki Taylor, of Dukinfield, Tameside, is speaking out about her diagnosis and treatment for breast cancer to raise awareness during Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October.

Nikki Taylor, of Dukinfield, Tameside, is encouraging others to be aware of breast cancer symptoms.

Nikki Taylor, 52, of Tameside, was diagnosed with breast cancer in February this year (2022).

The mother-of-three spotted a dint in her right breast when she looked in the mirror after taking a shower.

She said: “At first I thought I must have lent on something. But as soon as I saw it, I knew something wasn’t right. I rang the doctor the next morning.”

Nikki’s GP referred her to Tameside Hospital to be checked out and she had a mammogram, a biopsy and an ultrasound.

Nikki said: “Deep down I knew then it was cancer. I knew it wasn’t just some benign lump.”

The biopsy result confirmed she had breast cancer. Luckily Nikki’s cancer was caught early, and she was treated with a lumpectomy. She then had radiotherapy over 5 days at The Christie at Oldham. She did not need chemotherapy.