Alia What cancer were you diagnosed with? Breast Cancer What age were you diagnosed? 28 Alia's Story In 2016 we received the surprising news that I had cancer. It was stage 3 and doctors were hoping it would be curable although they are very reluctant to use the term "cure". I had aggressive treatment in the form of gruelling chemotherapy, a double mastectomy and full axillary node clearance and radiotherapy. As part of my treatment I was also given medication to be put into menopause. At 28 years old this took some time to get used to..Life slowly went back to normal and I was working my way back to working full time.Then we heard those dreaded words again - I'm sorry.