Breast cancer as a young woman and mother.

Something that all breast cancer patients wonder is what caused our cancer, particularly those of us that were relatively young at diagnosis and have no genetic link. Of course, we want to avoid it happening again. One of the big questions I see asked time and again, is whether or …

As a survivor of triple negative breast cancer, I am always seeking ways to reduce my chances of recurrence. And as someone that enjoys a glass of wine (OK a few) at the weekend, I was curious as to how consumption of alcohol fits into that. Is there a link …

As your world rocks, cracks and shifts after a diagnosis of cancer, some of the people that you considered your closest friends, family even, fall off the edge. There might be an initial fuss and offers of help. But as the dust settles, phone calls from certain people stop and …

Lets talk about sex…and breast cancer! The impact of cancer, more specifically treatment for cancer, on sex can be profound. The physical changes that various treatments cause as well as the immeasurable psychological fall out, can wreak havoc on even the healthiest sex lives.  This is a topic I feel …

In this article I am speaking on behalf of my fellow sisters in breast cancer. I interviewed a group of  patients and survivors of the disease to pinpoint the most common and frustrating things that have been said to them while in the trenches. I also dug a little deeper …

I had a rule when I was undergoing active treatment for breast cancer, focus on one treatment at a time. One day at a time if necessary. So when radiotherapy rolled around after the great spectres of chemo and surgery had been monopolising my head space, I felt vastly unprepared. …

Feelings of guilt are one of the many ways that having cancer can have an impact on your mental health. Upon diagnosis, in a state of fear and shock, many of us naturally question ourselves. What did I do to make this happen? Worse still, you see others searching your …

The ogre on your shoulder; PTSD after breast cancer. One day you are relaxing comfortably in your living room reading a book, and out of nowhere a bomb is dropped on your house. Everything around you is unrecognisable, your body hurts, your hair is burned to a singe. You sit …

Sugar and breast cancer.

The link between sugar and breast cancer. Does sugar cause breast cancer? Should you stop eating sugar if you have or had breast cancer? This is one of the biggest question marks hanging over patients and survivors of the disease.  The general advice at the moment is that there is …

How to deal with the fear of breast cancer recurrence. The fear of breast cancer recurrence is something that everyone who has had the disease impact their life must face. No matter the type, stage, grade or your individual circumstances unfortunately there is never a 0% chance of it coming back. So until our tirelessly …

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My 3 lifestyle do’s and don’ts since having breast cancer. As a survivor of triple negative breast cancer, the questions I get asked most by curious new sufferers and survivors of the disease are about my lifestyle now. Of course what they are really asking at the core of this …

Broccoli sprouts and breast cancer. Broccoli sprouts and their amazing health benefits have been widely studied in recent years. They have been shown to have a significant preventative role in some cancers, including our old friend breast cancer. As a triple negative breast cancer survivor I’m always interested in learning …

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