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Hear personal stories and talks with professionals about living with and beyond breast cancer, from the UK's leading breast cancer care charity.

Hear personal stories and talks with professionals about living with and beyond breast cancer, from the UK's leading breast cancer care charity.
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United States

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Hear personal stories and talks with professionals about living with and beyond breast cancer, from the UK's leading breast cancer care charity.

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@BCCare

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English


Episodes

18: Discussion: Our nurse chats to a dietitian from the Royal Marsden

5/9/2019
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In our final episode of series 1 of our podcast we discuss diet, which can cause a lot of confusion and anxiety for women who are worried about their risk of breast cancer or the chance of it coming back. In a recording from our Facebook Live video, our nurse Addie speaks to Rav, a dietician at the Royal Marsden hospital. They chat about diet myths and breast cancer risk and recurrence, diet advice during and after treatment, and how to get referred to a dietician. Stay tuned and subscribe...

Duration:00:13:19

17: Discussion: Sue on managing lymphoedema

5/2/2019
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In a recording from our Facebook Live video, our nurse Addie speaks to Sue about her experience of living with lymphoedema. Sue volunteers for Breast Cancer Care on our Moving Forward courses, sharing her experience to support other women and let them know about the symptoms of this long-term condition, as well as how she manages it. You can find more [information on...

Duration:00:11:36

16: Discussion: Alice-May on managing her anxiety

4/25/2019
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In a live Facebook recording, our Senior Clinical Nurse Specialist Rachel Rawson spoke to Alice-May Purkiss, author of the book 'Life, Lemons and Melons'. We know that 1/3 of women with breast cancer experience anxiety for the first time in their lives after their diagnosis and treatment. Rachel spoke to Alice-May about mental health during and after treatment, and ways to manage feelings of anxiety, depression and stress. If you have any questions about mental health and breast cancer, give...

Duration:00:18:17

15: My story: Anita on talking to children

4/11/2019
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When Anita was diagnosed with breast cancer, her and her partner struggled to tell her children about her diagnosis. They have since written a book for kids whose parents have cancer. Anita shares her story and what has helped her continue to communicate with her children about her breast cancer.

Duration:00:20:26

14: My story: Laura A on the power of storytelling

4/4/2019
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When Laura was diagnosed with secondary breast cancer, she was told she had two years to live. 11 years later, she is running her own successful blog, Living with Hope and Secondary Breast Cancer. We spoke to Laura about the effect that sharing her story and experience has had on her, and what led to her speaking onstage in front of an audience of hundreds last year.

Duration:00:27:06

13: Discussion: Mental health and breast cancer

3/28/2019
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'It felt really scary to be left on the outside. People didn't really understand. They expected you to be happy and excited and to move back to life how it was before.' In a live Facebook recording, our Senior Clinical Nurse Specialist Rachel Rawson spoke to Zahida, who has used our Someone Like Me service, about her personal experience managing her mental health after breast cancer treatment. Listen to their conversation and find the full video on our Facebook page.

Duration:00:15:33

12: My story: Leanne on building a community after breast cancer

3/21/2019
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We speak to Leanne about how she built a community for herself after her breast cancer diagnosis. Once her treatment stopped, Leanne couldn't find any support that she felt related to her and struggled to understand her own emotions. Through blogging and raising awareness, Leanne has been able to find a community who understand what she went through. This has led to the her setting up Black Women Rising, a platform for black women to connect with one another about thier breast cancer...

Duration:00:24:45

11: My story: Juliet on living flat-chested

3/14/2019
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We speak to Juliet, who called in from her home in Hertfordshire. Juliet had thought that having a breast reconstruction was an inevitable part of having a mastectomy, even though she felt uncomfortable about having one. In this episode she talks about the moment she made the decision to live flat-chested.

Duration:00:26:17

10: International Women's Day: How care and treatment have changed for women with breast cancer

3/7/2019
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To celebrate International Women's Day on 8 March, we speak to Samia al Qadhi, CEO at Breast Cancer Care, who has worked at the charity for 25 years and Dr Emma Pennery, our Clinical Director, who has worked as a Senior Clinical Nurse Specialist and gained her PhD in Biological Sciences. Together, we discuss how things have changed for women with breast cancer over the past few decades, both in terms of care and treatment, and what women have done to help us get to where we are now. We’ll...

Duration:00:26:16

9: My story: Naz on PTSD and breast cancer

2/28/2019
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A study published by psycho-oncology revealed that nearly 80% of women with a breast cancer diagnosis experienced PTSD for at least a year after their diagnosis. We speak to Professor Naz Derakhshan from Birkbeck College about her own diagnosis, her work on how PTSD effects women with breast cancer, and what you can do to manage the symptoms.

Duration:00:29:41

8: News: Breast cancer and diet with Clinical Nurse Specialist, Rachel Rawson

2/21/2019
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"It's important for doctors and nurses to remind women that they may gain weight. Not to know that, and not to expect it, and then to be faced with weight gain can be a really difficult thing to face." Our recent report found that 8/10 women with breast cancer say that their weight changed during their treatment. We speak to Clinical Nurse Specialist, Rachel Rawson, about weight gain as well as anxiety around diet and recurrence.

Duration:00:06:14

7: My story: Rebecca on speaking to others about secondary breast cancer

2/14/2019
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We speak to Rebecca about speaking to children, friends, family and strangers about a secondary breast cancer diagnosis. Everyone’s experience is unique to them. This podcast contains the personal story and experience of the speaker, rather than that of Breast Cancer Care.

Duration:00:31:30

6: My story: Laura on living with secondary breast cancer

2/6/2019
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We speak to Laura, who writes her own blog That Mum With…, about living with secondary breast cancer, how her perspective on life has changed, and the difficulties with 'battling' language around cancer. This podcast contains some swearing. Everyone’s experience is unique to them. This podcast contains the personal story and experience of the speaker, rather than that of Breast Cancer Care.

Duration:00:35:20

5: My story: Diana on the body positive movement for mastectomies

1/31/2019
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We speak to Diana about how she struggled to find a sports bra after she had a mastectomy. She asks why women aren’t encouraged to love their bodies after they’ve had a mastectomy, and what fashion brands could do to make women like her feel more empowered. Everyone’s experience is unique to them. This podcast contains the personal story and experience of the speaker, rather than that of Breast Cancer Care.

Duration:00:20:51

4: My story: Sara on being kind to yourself after breast cancer treatment

1/24/2019
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We speak to Sara, who runs her own blog, Ticking Off Breast Cancer, about how blogging helped her through her treatment and how to take the pressure off yourself after breast cancer. Everyone’s experience is unique to them. This podcast contains the personal story and experience of the speaker, rather than that of Breast Cancer Care.

Duration:00:38:31

3: My story: Stella on exercise after treatment

1/18/2019
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We speak to Stella about about struggling with side effects and getting back into exercise after treatment for primary breast cancer. Find more tips on getting active after treatment in BECCA, our free app. Everyone’s experience is unique to them. This podcast contains the personal story and experience of the speaker, rather than that of Breast Cancer Care.

Duration:00:17:26

2: My story: Edwina on yoga and breast cancer

1/15/2019
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We speak to Edwina about how yoga helped her through her struggle with mental health helped her move forward after her breast cancer treatment ended. She gives her tips on getting into yoga for the first time. Everyone’s experience is unique to them. This podcast contains the personal story and experience of the speaker, rather than that of Breast Cancer Care. Find more stories and tips on moving forward after treatment in BECCA, our free app.

Duration:00:24:55

1: My story: Rebecca on self-care with secondary breast cancer

1/3/2019
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We speak to Rebecca about how she has adapted to life with incurable, secondary cancer, and how makes sure that she takes care of herself and wellbeing. Everyone’s experience is unique to them. This podcast contains the personal story and experience of the speaker, rather than that of Breast Cancer Care.

Duration:00:37:47