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Magnificent Midlife

Sep 27, 2022

Dr Liz O’Riordan is an international speaker, broadcaster and award-winning co-author of ‘The Complete Guide to Breast Cancer’. In 2015 (aged 40) she was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer whilst working as a Consultant Breast Surgeon. Her life changed dramatically. She’s passionate about helping people and especially breast cancer patients.

We talk about:

- Why women often feel it’s their fault when they get a diagnosis of breast cancer

- Liz’s concerns about HRT being positioned in the media as safe for women who’ve had breast cancer.

- Why it’s important to stay curious about where information is coming from

- Challenging existing narratives and what’s being said by whom

- How Liz coped with having to give up her beloved career

- What drove Liz to write her blog and why she stopped

- Her new book and her podcast

- The importance of exercise when it comes to breast cancer

- Having fun with hedgehogs

- The importance of crafting and sewing

- Coping with her mum’s recent cancer diagnosis

- What Liz most wants women to know

And more!


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