A CANCER survivor who had a mastectomy within four days of being diagnosed has gone to extreme lengths to dispel myths about the safety of silicone implants.
Carole Edrich, of Selsdon Road in Wanstead, has become the first woman to test her implant by braving a trip in a light aerobatic aircraft, which saw her experience an extreme g-force after taking off from North Weald Airfield on Friday.
The 40-year-old travel writer said: “There's this fear that women with implants are unable to fly because their implants will explode.
“I had never done anything like this before, but my implant is still in tact and doesn’t feel any different.
“While I was looping-the-loop it felt like someone was stirring my insides with a wooden spoon, but the whole experience felt fantastic when I got back on the ground.
“It was something quite special when we were doing the loop-the-loop.
“I really hope to show people that we aren’t victims just because we had cancer.”
Ms Edrich underwent a six-month course of chemotherapy after her operation in 2009 and last year completed a 500-mile charity bike ride for charity.
She has now raised more than £5,000 for Cyclists Fighting Cancer, which provides bikes and adapted tricycles to children and young people who have been affected by the disease.
Ms Eldrich added: “Whatever I raise it will never be enough, there will always be more people needing help.”
She is now gearing up for her next challenge which is to attempt to cycle to the four peaks of the Himalayas.
To sponsor Ms Edrich visit VirginMoneyGiving.com/ Dhamaka.