A breast cancer patient’s journey – Blog Post 3 – “Biopsy & Results”

Ruth Taylor
0 comments
IMG_0498.JPG
Ruth Taylor, 45, is a mum of two who was diagnosed with breast cancer back in May 2016. We were honoured to share her journey from initial diagnosis, informing her family, through to chemo and radiotherapy. She hopes to raise awareness and educate others about breast cancer, while firmly kicking cancer back where it belongs.
This is the third instalment in her blog post.

A breast cancer patient’s journey – Blog Post 2 – “The One Stop Shop”

Ruth Taylor
0 comments
IMG_0499.JPG
Ruth Taylor, 45, is a mum of two who was diagnosed with breast cancer back in May 2016. We are honoured to share her journey from initial diagnosis, informing her family, through to chemo and radiotherapy. She hopes to raise awareness and educate others about breast cancer, while firmly kicking cancer back where it belongs. This is the second instalment in her blog post.
Well my GP was good to her word – I saw her on the 22nd April and I got my appointment at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary (ARI) on 10th May, 3 days before my 45th birthday. So the morning arrived and I drove into Aberdeen and headed for the visitors car park.

A breast cancer patient's journey - introducing #RuthsJourney

Ruth Taylor
0 comments
2016.09.13 Ruth Cold Cap - Chemo day 1 - Copy.jpg
Ruth Taylor, 45, is a mum of two who was diagnosed with breast cancer back in May 2016. We are honoured to share her journey from initial diagnosis, informing her family, through to chemo and radiotherapy. She hopes to raise awareness and educate others about breast cancer, while firmly kicking cancer back where it belongs.
Where do I start? I suppose the best place would be at the beginning, but in my true disorganised style I am starting this 5 months later, so I am part way through “my journey”, but I made some notes of key dates and milestones and I have been told I have the memory of an elephant, not for useful stuff like who are the presenters of The Great British Bake Off, but for things like “she said that” and “that made me feel like this”.

Breast cancer, my union and me

UNISON
11/10/2016
0 comments
UNISON-story-4.png
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month – a worldwide annual campaign involving thousands of organisations highlighting the importance of breast awareness, education and research.
UNISON is the largest women’s organisation in the country with over one million female members. Here’s just one story of how the union helped a member with breast cancer.