Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Pink Power; Edited by Marie Turbill and Sarah Dale WWW.Gazettelive.Co.Uk/familylife Survivor June Steps out in Style to Spread the Word

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Pink Power; Edited by Marie Turbill and Sarah Dale WWW.Gazettelive.Co.Uk/familylife Survivor June Steps out in Style to Spread the Word

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Byline: MARIE TURBILL

Sleep soundly in the knowledge you have done your bit with this Tesco animal print camisole and pyjama bottoms set, pounds 7 - 10% goes to Cancer Research UK's Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign.

ARE you thinking pink this Breast Cancer Awareness Month? Survivor June Fisher certainly is. Here she shares her story with MARIE TURBILL.

BE pretty in pink this Breast Cancer Awareness month, just like Middlesbrough mum June Fisher.

She is one of Teesside's survivors and is happy to do her bit to help spread the word.

Today that means modelling some of Peacocks' charity products in our own fashion shoot.

"It's all good fun," says the teacher at Acklam Grange School as she pulls on a pair of Breast Cancer Awareness wellies and poses under a pink ribbon brolly.

After facing her own breast cancer battle, her aim now is to "live life to the fullest".

"What I would say to anyone who is going through something similar is to try and stay positive."

She was diagnosed in 2008 after being called for her first routine mammogram.

"There had been no signs, so I didn't give it a second thought."

"I have always been active, I eat healthily and go out running three times a week."

In fact, before the results were in, she and husband, Andy, jetted off on holiday to Venice, as a celebration of their joint 50th birthdays.

"When we got back, I was re-called to the breast clinic at North Tees Hospital for a further mammogram and to have a biopsy."

Even then she wasn't overly concerned as there were other women in the clinic there for the same thing.

When breast cancer was diagnosed it came as a total shock.

"It is one of those moments that I will never forget.

"They said I could ring at the end of the week for my results. I was at work and, as soon as the nurse asked where I was and whether I was on my own, I knew what was coming."

Looking back on that moment, she says: "Everything drains away from you, you must go into shock."

But for the Middlesbrough mum the outlook was good.

Treatment involved a lumpectomy followed by a four-week course of radiotherapy. …

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