Writing can be a therapeutic way of expressing your feelings about your breast cancer diagnosis. It may help you see your diagnosis within the context of your life, and allow you to find words to describe how you feel now or 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.
It can be hard to know where to start if you haven't written before. There are many ways to write, through prose or poetry or 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.
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.