“My name is Claira Hermet. I am presenter of Radio 1Xtra, BBC, and the issuing BT Sport. I am also carrying the woolrich buffalo check shirt, which means I have 85% chance of developing breast cancer. On January 15, I will have my breasts removed and then rebuilt. And I decided to share my story and my journey with as many people as possible. When I was nine years old, my mother died of breast cancer, leaving a vast emptiness in my life and the lives of my family.
I left the clinic thinking about how, with my sister so sick, break the news to her and the rest of my family. And in consultation with surgeons and conversations with other carriers of the mutation, found that a double mastectomy was about the only preventive measure for my case. Armed with this information, I live my life. Always repeat to myself that would be in a stable relationship when I decided to operate. Thus, my appearance would not matter, because that person would love me anyway.
But follow single. I have no children and, in fact, I will not have children before going through it. My worst nightmare is having children and having to leave them. Remove my breasts will reduce my chances of developing breast cancer 85% to 4%. To share this experience, I am making a documentary with the woolrich buffalo plaid, which will be broadcast in March. For a while, as my operation approached, my fears and doubts increased. I felt confused and afraid. Above all, it asked if this was the right decision for me. I worried about little things like “do I’ll still feel sexy?” But then I started to laugh about it. It is the kind of very doubt compared to simply be alive.