Reuben's mum was diagnosed with breast cancer in the Spring of 2021, and died shortly before Christmas. In conversation with psychologist, Erin Thompson, we talk about how people may prepare for and manage grief.
Adobea sought medical help four times before her breast cancer was detected, and by then it had already become secondary. She tells us about how factors such as age and race can have an impact on how patients are treated.
Doug and Dave have both experienced breast cancer, and found that there was very little support for them during their treatment. Now, they're working together to change that for other men facing a diagnosis.
After Ruth's mum died of breast cancer at a young age, it was suspected she might have had a mutated BRCA gene. When Ruth's own genetic tests showed that she was at higher risk, she decided to undergo preventative surgery.
Carly lost both her mum and her grandmother to breast cancer, so she almost expected to get a diagnosis at some point. However, it came much sooner than she thought, and presented a lot of challenges - both mental and physical.
After being treated for breast cancer at the age of 32, Marcia was left with a lot of fear and anger. Counselling didn't feel right for her, so she tried yoga instead. Now, 24 years later, she teaches classes for other women who have experienced breast cancer.