Expressing how you feel
Writing can be a therapeutic way of expressing your feelings about your breast cancer diagnosis. It may help you see your diagnosis in the context of your life and to find words to describe how you feel now or have felt in the past.
If you're unsure about where to start, or haven't had any writing experience, our guide may help. You can also chat to other women and men who have written about their experience, and read their stories for inspiration.
Your writing guide
It can be hard to know where to start if you haven't written before. There are many ways to write, through prose, poetry or as notes. Our guide gives you simple tips and steps that may help.
At first, I worried that everything I wrote was awful. It can be so hard to open up. But it's important to do so in every aspect of our lives, especially the more demanding times. Writing gave me strength, and I felt so proud once I'd created something.
Fran, Digital Voice
Fran explains how writing helped her face her demons and gives her top tips for telling your story.
Kreena talks about tackling taboos around cancer in her community, and starting the conversation.
Speak to others in our writing group
Get tips on telling your story, share your writing or ask questions to our Digital Voices, women and men who have had a diagnosis and written about their experience, in our dedicated Forum writing group.
Support for you
Writing about your story can be an emotional experience. You can speak to our breast care nurses, find events in your area and get support online at any time.