Breast Cancer Survivor

The Angelina Effect

Professor Andrew Baildam | Posted 16.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Andrew Baildam

Twenty years ago the idea of undertaking bilateral mastectomies for a woman who had not been diagnosed with breast cancer was not only an anathema, frankly, it was considered unethical.

So You're Cancer-Free Now, Right?

Helen Bliss | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Bliss

Breast cancer patients spend the five years following their diagnosis at the highest risk of reoccurrence with no clear test available to us. We rely on scans and 'awareness of changes' followed by the excruciating wait for our results.

Running Against Metastatic Breast Cancer

Nazanin Derakhshan | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Nazanin Derakhshan

Today, my friend revealed to me that her breast cancer had metastasised to her spine and pelvis. I felt like I had been thrown off a cliff, yet I was standing. I wanted to turn back time, but is that resilience? I wanted to scream and cry but I had promised my six year old daughter to practice her dance moves. 'Mummy, let's start dancing', she said. But how could I?

Diagnosis and Treatment Is Just the Start: Issues Facing the Young With Breast Cancer

Anikka Burton | Posted 01.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Anikka Burton

A breast cancer diagnosis is obviously devastating at any age. Forget chemo-induced puking and hairloss, the issues facing younger women going through cancer treatment go much deeper, but are often ignored and belittled by healthcare professionals.

Keeping It Casual - Dating After Breast Cancer

Penny Rutterford | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Penny Rutterford

At this stage I have no answers. I am looking for them. I am as yet unsure of how I will meet new men. As "brave and beautiful" as my cancer is deemed to have made me I am conscious of the lack of eligible men of my age looking for women of their own age to date. I am loathe to reduce the probabilities by throwing in a minor disfigurement.

Did You Know Men Can Get Breast Cancer? Neither Did Russ...

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When it comes to breast cancer, it's often difficult to separate the myths from the facts. Using deodorant or antiperspirant or wearing the wrong ...

Kylie Minogue's Cancer Tears - Thank You!

Karin Sieger | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Karin Sieger

Ten years ago aged 37, Kylie Minogue was treated for breast cancer. In a recent TV interview on Australia's Sunday night's 60 Minutes she was asked about that time in her life. She became visibly emotional and eventually described experiencing a "mixture of emotions and memories, when you are fighting something unknown".

Forget the 'Get Well Soon' Card - Gifts Ideas to Support Someone You Love Through Breast Cancer

Katherine Formosa Bown | Posted 06.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Katherine Formosa Bown

I felt guilty as I slid the 'Get Well Soon' card into the recycling bin. I'd only just read it after excitingly tearing it open in the rare occasion that a hand-written envelope came through my letterbox. But the words on the front of the card just filled me with tears... 'Get Well Soon'.

There Is Life After Cancer

Katherine Formosa Bown | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Katherine Formosa Bown

Recovering from breast cancer treatment isn't just about the medication and the affects it had on your body; it's also about healing your mental state and grasping that new outlook on life. Post cancer, I now think of my life in 2 parts; my 'old' life and my 'new' life and in the latter, I take more time in making my decisions whilst also seeking new experiences.

Putting on a Happy Face Can Work...

Diana Moran | Posted 29.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Diana Moran

At what age did I feel my best and confident of my body image? You'd think I'd say in my heyday as the Green Goddess on breakfast telly 30 years ago, when my slinky body was held up as the picture of health. But no! Not only was I insecure about my lack of curves back then, but I was soon to be diagnosed with cancer which was to challenge my self confidence.

Breast Cancer Survivors Struggle To Find Work Years After Defeating The Disease

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

As if battling breast cancer wasn't enough already, recent research has revealed that unemployment among survivors is rife years after defeating the d...

Facebook Censors Picture Of A Model With Mastectomy Scars Because She Has One Unaffected Breast

CEN | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

After Facebook clarified its policy on mastectomy pictures following an outrage and a petition by cancer survivor Scorchy Barrington, the social media...

'You Can Still Be Beautiful Even When You've Had Parts Of Your Body Removed'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

"You can still be beautiful even when you’ve had parts of your body removed." That is the powerful message from Hannah Foxley, the two-time breas...

Breast Cancer Patients Have Higher Survival Rates If They Take Full Course Of Drugs

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle

More than 400 lives and £30 million a year could be saved if breast cancer patients took their full course of drugs, according to research. Women ...

Pregnant and Living With Breast Cancer - My Treatment Story

Sonal Patel | Posted 31.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sonal Patel

Questions were flashing through my mind. Who would look after my son, Rohan? What would happen to my unborn baby? How would my husband cope without me? I broke down and the cancer care nurse gave me a huge hug as I left with an appointment for scans and went home to tell my husband.

Grace, What a Grubby Girl

Jodie Butt | Posted 21.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Jodie Butt

It's only the enforced waiting that's made me realise how quickly everything happened before. How I've effectively been on fast forward since that fateful day back in June. From the first time I heard the C-Bomb to the day of the mastectomy a total of eleven days passed, it felt like years, but it was just eleven days.