PUBLISHED ON: 22 April 2021

Five years ago, Laura found out she had breast cancer while pregnant with her second child. Tune in as she reflects on how her diagnosis impacted her, as well as how she has been able to move forward in the time since.

My main worry was whether I'd have to terminate the pregnancy

In this episode, we're speaking with author Laura Pearson. Laura found out she had breast cancer while pregnant with her daughter, and had to begin chemotherapy just a week after she gave birth. She also had to undergo a number of preventative surgeries after discovering she carries the altered BRCA2 gene. 

As a younger woman with breast cancer, Laura felt very isolated - especially when attending events that were supposed to help her move forward.

Now she has had a number of years to reflect on this time in her life, Laura speaks about her struggles, as well as some of the things that have helped her transition into her 'new normal' - one of them being writing her third novel, I Wanted you to Know.

 

When I was first diagnosed, I felt like I was the only person in the world who had ever been diagnosed with breast cancer while pregnant. But that is far from the case.

 

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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