It's slow progress and it's frustrating, but we're getting there
Miranda was diagnosed with secondary breast cancer five years after being treated for primary. She tells us about how cancer experiences may be different for people in Black and/or LGBTQ+ communities.
The louder the voices, the more we'll get heard and the more we'll get done
Two of Miranda's aunts had breast cancer so, when she went to the GP after finding a lump, she was referred to the breast clinic immediately. After being diagnosed and treated for primary breast cancer, however, she later developed secondaries, and experienced a number of complications along with it.
Since then, she has been grateful for the support she's received from the cancer community, her friends and her family - especially as she has heard of other people being abandoned by loved ones after getting a cancer diagnosis.
In this episode of the Breast Cancer Now Podcast, we speak about the value of that support, as well as how minority or underrepresented communities such as LGBTQIA+ people or Black women may have some needs that most people aren't even aware of.
10 years ago, we probably wouldn't even be discussing these things on a podcast.
Everyone’s experience is unique to them. This podcast contains the personal story and experience of the speaker, rather than that of Breast Cancer Now.
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