Bobbie Lamden: Living with double mastectomy
30 December 2013 Last updated at 14:30 GMT
When the actress Angelina Jolie announced that she had had a preventative double mastectomy to reduce her risk of developing breast cancer, she highlighted the dangers to women around the world.
At the same time, Bobbie Lamden, was preparing for her own surgery.
Graham Satchell went to meet her in September when she went into hospital, three months later Bobbie talks about life since the surgery took place.