I was just in shock and I think it never really sunk in until I met the surgeon and it all became very real.

What’s the craziest thing someone said to you after being diagnosed with breast cancer? I have had a few people say “you don’t look sick” or “at least you don’t have ___ (insert a different horrible disease)”.

What is/was the most difficult part of being a young woman with breast cancer?

The hardest part has been not having many people who can relate to what I am going through, as many groups in my area are for older people. Dating seems impossible and I’m finding myself very self-conscious, wondering if I’ll ever be able to meet someone.

Who knew I’d end up actually being an archaeologist! Shake it off – Florence and the Machine and Yin Yang – USS How did you discover your breast cancer?

I found it while in the shower a year previous to being diagnosed.

In 1784 Jovellanos was appointed director of the Madrid Economic Society (Sociedad Económico Matritense), set up by the king in 1782 to examine the state of the Spanish economy, and Pedro Gil de Tejada became one of its councillors.

His intelligence soon led to a more senior role and the friendship of his near contemporary and fellow employee of the bank, Gasparo Melchior de Jovellanos (1744-1811), who like Gild e Tejada came from the north of Spain (Asturias), thus providing Pedro with an entrée into the highest levels of Madrid’s intellectual society.

I’m also not sure if I’ll ever be able to have children now and the thought is pretty heart breaking.

What’s something unexpected you learned about yourself as a result of having breast cancer?

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) Occupation: Archaeologist Age when diagnosed with breast cancer: 33 Breast cancer type: invasive ductal carcinoma, no lymph nodes involved, ER /PR HER2- Breast cancer stage: 2 Treatment: Lumpectomy and lymph node dissection (6 removed), chemotherapy (docetaxel and cyclophosphamide), radiation and possible hormone therapy.

It dates from the height of Goya’s fame as painter to the Spanish court and aristocracy, before the humiliating overthrow of the Spanish Monarchy by the French in 1808 when the sitter lost his life.