Changing the conversation about work and cancer


Louise Boston

11th May 2021


I was diagnosed with Primary Breast Cancer in 2010, following which I had a bi lateral mastectomy, chemotherapy and Herceptin. All was well then for the next 8 years until in 2018 as a result of a routine follow up I was diagnosed with metastatic cancer. The breast cancer had spread to my lungs and… [Read More]

Kris Chadwick


Hi, I’m Kris, I’m 44 years old and I’m coming up to my three year “incurable cancer diagnosis.” In September 2017 my life was just about back on track following the death of my husband to a brain tumour in 2013.  I’d needed a fresh start after he passed so left my job at Oxford… [Read More]

Jo Taylor


I had worked for 18 years in the electronics industry and promoted as Marketing Executive.  I was made redundant and worked for a local estate agent.  We decided to have children and whilst on maternity leave when our daughter was 5 months and our son was nearly 2.5, I found a lump and was diagnosed… [Read More]

Jeannie Ambrose


I was diagnosed with Secondary Breast Cancer in May 2019. I didn’t have a primary diagnosis, I went from thinking I was fit and healthy to finding out I had tumours in both breasts which had spread to my bones.  I currently have targeted therapy treatment which are drugs that I take every day and regular… [Read More]

Heather Cripps


I was diagnosed straight to metastatic breast cancer in September 2020, with spread to my bones and peritoneum.  The nine months before the diagnosis I suffered with lower back pain, which got progressively worse each month (about a week before my period was due).  I had seen my GP and been referred for physio, which… [Read More]

Di Hart


I was originally diagnosed with stage III HER2+ breast cancer in December 2015 and subsequently went through 6 rounds of chemotherapy, an operation to remove the tumour in my breast and full lymph node clearance, followed by 18 sessions of radiotherapy and a year of monoclonal antibodies. We had a double whammy in the family,… [Read More]

Charlotte Kevan


I was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in July 2017. Two weeks after my primary diagnosis. I had 6 rounds of chemotherapy along with herceptin and perjeta. The later I still have intravenously every 3 weeks today. I don’t know my prognosis other than the general 2-3 years life expectancy. I’ve already gone past that.… [Read More]

Bronagh Corry


I was diagnosed with Primary Breast Cancer in August 2013 when I was 39 years old.   I had walked into the Breast Screening Clinic at 10am full of anxiety and dread.  By 1.30pm, I had a date for surgery and had entered the world of cancer.  The mammogram had shown 3 tumours in my right breast,… [Read More]



I’m a person who has always been “well”.  Whenever I was asked to fill in a health questionnaire I’d always tick “no” without really reading it. That all changed in late January 2018 when aged 44 I was diagnosed very speedily with a rare type of breast cancer called Inflammatory Breast Cancer. It’s very aggressive… [Read More]

Cancer Survivors at Work – The Unspoken Truths

30th March 2021


On Tuesday 16th March, Barbara Wilson and Stephen Bevan made a (pre-recorded) presentation to the 2021 Health and Wellbeing at Work conference with the title ‘Cancer Survivors at Work – The Unspoken Truths’ followed by a live Q &A.  You can find a copy of the full presentation here

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