Marcia had a lumpectomy in March.
“I was worried about the surgery but it was amazing, it was so neat and I really appreciated what the surgeon did.
“They also took three lymph nodes and found it had not spread and I had BRCA tests which came back negative too.
“After the surgery, I had two weeks off work and then was back. I am a hairdresser and I had been due to be off for three but I wanted to get working again.
“I started chemotherapy in May. I have been really poorly with an infection and I have found that really tough – it is so exhausting.
“I got angry at one point too – that is not me as I am usually very easy-going, but I couldn’t help it. I hate sympathy and I am best when I am back at work and getting on.”
After chemotherapy finished, Marcia started radiotherapy. She’s been updating friends and family on social media about how she’s getting on and has built a community.
“I have been putting updates on my Facebook, I wasn’t planning to be so public but it just sort of happened. I have had so many people responding and asking questions that it is raising lots of awareness and it has created a network.
“I might not post if I am feeling poorly but then I will be back and it does help to have this support.
“I do fear it coming back, especially when the news is on with something like about Olivia Newton-John – I didn’t need that. I don’t want to die.
“Being diagnosed with cancer was my worst fear. It still feels like it’s happening to someone else not to me. I wake up in the morning and it hits you again. It’s real, it’s not a dream.
“It’s only when you have something like this, you realise how much you love life. I want to live.”