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Posts by Laura Price

Laura Price | 14 January 2014
This time last year, I was just starting a course of radiotherapy for breast cancer and I didn’t really know what to expect. All in all, I found it much more pleasant and less terrifying than chemo, but I still appreciated the tips people gave me, so here’s my advice.
Laura Price | 17 December 2013
I’ve listed a few tips from my own chemo experience that I hope will be beneficial to all. My particular regime (for breast cancer) was called FEC-T and there are many different types but hopefully some of the advice will still apply.
Laura Price | 20 November 2013
Anyone who has ever survived primary breast cancer will know the feeling of fear that lives with you every single day. That is the fear that the disease will at some point return or metastasise, leading to incurable secondary breast cancer.
Laura Price | 01 October 2013
A year and a half ago I had my very first mammogram. I had just discovered the lump in my left breast and wanted it checked out straight away because of my strong family history of breast cancer (my maternal grandmother had the disease in her 30s).
Laura Price | 02 August 2013
Last month I got my period. This wouldn’t normally be headline news, but considering it was the first one in the eight months since my penultimate chemotherapy session it was rather a big deal to me.
Laura Price | 28 June 2013
While many of us would practically require a surgical procedure to detach ourselves from our smartphones for more than a day, most of us would certainly benefit from a little internet-free time every once in a while.
Laura Price | 31 May 2013
Angelina Jolie sparked a lot of controversy earlier this month when she revealed her decision to have both her breasts removed following a BRCA+ diagnosis.
Laura Price | 26 April 2013
Individual blogs and networking sites have made it possible not only to give our families and friends a running commentary of exactly how we’re doing, but hey’ve made it possible for us to find support from people going through similar experiences around the world.
Laura Price | 28 March 2013
Recently I read an article that made me reconsider my approach to my recovery from breast cancer. The article by Lisa Reich in Elle magazine was about visualisation, a technique used by Olympic heptathlete Jessica Ennis to achieve just about anything she sets her mind to.
Laura Price | 01 March 2013
Braving my head was terrifying – I felt like I was walking around in a bikini or naked – but it was also liberating. I was finally just being ‘me’.