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Liz O'Riordan

Consultant Breast Surgeon diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015

Consultant breast surgeon in the UK diagnosed with breast cancer in July 2015. Being treated with chemotherapy, surgery and radiotherapy. Unique experience as both a doctor and a patient in my own speciality

What Is a Breast?

Every breast is different, and they can change dramatically over a woman's lifetime. Some are perky, some saggy, they can weigh anything from 100g to 1.5kg, and nobody has an identical pair. I tell my patients that their breasts are sisters, not twins, so when I operate, I'm not promising symmetry and perfection, I'm trying to recreate what they already have.
06/11/2015 17:54 GMT