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Everything you want to know about your breast cancer diagnosis but are too afraid to ask. If you’ve just been diagnosed, this is the show for you. Hosted by Dr Liz O’Riordan, the Breast Surgeon with Breast Cancer.

So Now I’ve Got Breast Cancer Dr Liz O‘Riordan / Bird Lime Media

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 93 Ratings

Everything you want to know about your breast cancer diagnosis but are too afraid to ask. If you’ve just been diagnosed, this is the show for you. Hosted by Dr Liz O’Riordan, the Breast Surgeon with Breast Cancer.

    Coming soon… a new season of So Now I’ve Got Breast Cancer

    Coming soon… a new season of So Now I’ve Got Breast Cancer

    I’m  excited to announce that So Now I’ve Got Breast Cancer is back! Season two is coming soon, packed full of useful - and reliable - information for anyone who’s just been diagnosed, from how to tell your kids, to how chemo works, and what to eat… all powered by YOUR questions.  Here’s a little flavour of season one, and details below of how you can get in touch.
     
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    If you’ve got a question for season two, then please get in touch online or send me a voice note. You can find me on social media (see below), or e-mail me at hello@oriordan.co.uk . 
    You can follow me on social media for regular updates - Instagram, Twitter and Facebook 
     
    If you want to find out more about breast cancer whilst you’re waiting for the next episode to drop, you can watch the videos on my YouTube Channel @DrLizORiordan or read my book ‘The Complete Guide to Breast Cancer: How to Feel Empowered and Take Control’
     
    If you’re nosey and want to find out more about my life, my memoir  ‘Under The Knife’ - is available in all good bookshops.
     
    Finally, if you loved the show and want to help other women like you find it, you can leave a 5-star review wherever you get your podcasts, or you can show your support to help keep the show going and buy me a coffee here.

    • 1 min
    BONUS EPISODE: How to get your sex life back after breast cancer with Sam Evans

    BONUS EPISODE: How to get your sex life back after breast cancer with Sam Evans

    To mark the end of the month I’m releasing another bonus episode! This is  a conversation I had in my previous podcast Don’t Ignore the Elephant which was hugely popular and I think could help you too.  It’s all about sex, and I’m in conversation with sex expert Sam Evans - aka Sam Talks Sex. 
     
    After Annice’s episode on the menopause, I had so many questions about sex and intimacy, and a lot of your queries are answered in this show. We cover sexual health, sexual pleasure, why lube is your best friend and how to learn to be intimate again when cancer has stolen your sex drive. I had emails from women crying tears of happiness after listening the first time, thanking me for letting them know they’re not alone. I hope it can do the same to you.
     
    Follow Sam on Instagram here
     
    And find out more about Jo Divine here

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    If you’ve got a question for me for season two, then please get in touch online or send me a voice note. You can find me on social media (see below), or e-mail me at hello@oriordan.co.uk . 
     
    If you want to find out more about breast cancer whilst you’re waiting for the next series to drop, you can watch the videos on my YouTube Channel  or read my book ‘The Complete Guide to Breast Cancer: How to Feel Empowered and Take Control’
     
    If you’re nosey and want to find out more about my life, my memoir  ‘Under The Knife’ - is available in all good bookshops.
     
    You can follow me on social media for regular updates - Instagram, Twitter and Facebook 
    Finally, if you loved the show and want to help other women like you find it, you can leave a 5-star review wherever you get your podcasts, or you can show your support to help keep the show going and buy me a coffee here.

    • 45 min
    BONUS EPISODE: Talking openly about death with Kathryn Mannix

    BONUS EPISODE: Talking openly about death with Kathryn Mannix

    Happy New Year everyone! While I prep season two I’m sharing a couple of bonus episodes with you. They’re conversations from my last podcast,  Don’t Ignore the Elephant. I covered the things that no-one else talks about, and it touched a lot of people at the time.  They’re subjects I’m really passionate about as a breast cancer patient myself, so that’s why I’m re-releasing them now as part of ‘So Now I’ve Got Breast Cancer’.
    This re-run is all about taking the fear out of death and dying, with Palliative Care Physician Dr Kathryn Mannix. After listening to Kris Hallenga talk about her living funeral and coming to terms with the end of her life, I thought this would be the perfect listen. So many people got in touch when it aired the first time to say it had brought them peace, and I really hope it does the same for you.
     
    You can find out more about Kathryn’s book here
     
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    If you’ve got a question for me for season two, then please get in touch online or send me a voice note. You can find me on social media (see below), or e-mail me at hello@oriordan.co.uk . 
     
    If you want to find out more about breast cancer whilst you’re waiting for the next series to drop, you can watch the videos on my YouTube Channel  or read my book ‘The Complete Guide to Breast Cancer: How to Feel Empowered and Take Control’
     
    If you’re nosey and want to find out more about my life, my memoir  ‘Under The Knife’ - is available in all good bookshops.
     
    You can follow me on social media for regular updates - Instagram, Twitter and Facebook 
     
    Finally, if you loved the show and want to help other women like you find it, you can leave a 5-star review wherever you get your podcasts, or you can show your support to help keep the show going and buy me a coffee here.

    • 54 min
    How to live life to the fullest (and face your fear of death) with Kris Hallenga

    How to live life to the fullest (and face your fear of death) with Kris Hallenga

    Getting a diagnosis of breast cancer can be terrifying. One of the first thoughts that ran through my mind 8 years ago when I found a lump was ‘Am I going to die?’ It’s often the first question my patients asked me when I told them they needed chemo. You could say it’s a ridiculous question to ask, as we are all going to die at some point, but the fear of dying from breast cancer is real. This week’s guest, Kris Hallenga, has been living with that fear for the last 14 years. She’s the founder of CoppaFeel and author of ‘Glittering a Turd’, and I know she’s an inspiration to many of you. She was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer when she was only 23, and she’s achieved more in those years than many of us do in a lifetime.
     
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    If you want to find out more about Kris and her work, you can find her here:
     
    Instagram - @howtoglitteraturd
    Website - How To Glitter a Turd
    Her book - Glittering a Turd
    Her podcast - Glittering a Turd 
    Her charity - CoppaFeel
     
    You can also learn more about funerals and living funerals via Legacy of Lives 
     
    If you want to read more of  Donna Ashworth’s poems, her new book ‘Wild Hope’ is available in all online bookstores. You can find out more about Donna on her website, or follow her on Instagram and Facebook
     
    If you’ve got a question for me, then please get in touch online or send me a voice note. You can find me on social media (see below), or e-mail me at hello@oriordan.co.uk . 
     
    If you want to find out more about breast cancer whilst you’re waiting for the next episode to drop, you can watch the videos on my YouTube Channel  or read my book ‘The Complete Guide to Breast Cancer: How to Feel Empowered and Take Control’
     
    If you’re nosey and want to find out more about my life, my memoir  ‘Under The Knife’ - is available in all good bookshops.
     
    You can follow me on social media for regular updates - Instagram, Twitter and Facebook 
    Finally, if you loved the show and want to help other women like you find it, you can leave a 5-star review wherever you get your podcasts, or you can show your support to help keep the show going and buy me a coffee here.
     
    This is the last episode of our first series! 
     
    Thank you to all my brilliant guests, to our incredible poet Donna Ashworth and of course to you - for listening, and for sharing all your questions and stories with me.
     
    I've really enjoyed making this and it's been so moving to hear about how the podcast is helping you - so keep your feedback coming.
     
    I'll be re-releasing some old episodes of my previous podcast here  in the new year while I prep for Season 2 - I hope you enjoy them. 
     

    • 50 min
    Everything you need to know about Lymphoedema with Dr Melanie Thomas

    Everything you need to know about Lymphoedema with Dr Melanie Thomas

    Are you scared that you’ll get lymphoedema? Has anyone actually told you what it is? Do you wonder if there’s anything you can do to prevent it ? I’ve had so many questions about this - and it’s something that has worried me ever since I was diagnosed all those years ago. On this episode, I’m going to put your mind at ease and tell you everything you need to know with this week’s guest Dr Melanie Thomas. She’s the National Clinical Lead for Lymph Wales and she’s my go-to woman whenever I’ve got a question about lymphoedema.
     
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    You can email Melanie at  LymphoedemaNetworkWales@wales.nhs.uk
     
    To find out more about lymphoedema and LVA surgery, visit her website 
     
    You can also follow Melanie on Twitter (X) 
     
    If you want to read more of  Donna Ashworth’s poems, her new book ‘Wild Hope’ is available in all online bookstores. You can find out more about Donna on her website, or follow her on Instagram and Facebook
     
    If you’ve got a question for me, then please get in touch online or send me a voice note. You can find me on social media (see below), or e-mail me at hello@oriordan.co.uk . 
     
    If you want to find out more about breast cancer whilst you’re waiting for the next episode to drop, you can watch the videos on my YouTube Channel  or read my book ‘The Complete Guide to Breast Cancer: How to Feel Empowered and Take Control’
     
    If you’re nosey and want to find out more about my life, my memoir  ‘Under The Knife’ - is available in all good bookshops.
     
    You can follow me on social media for regular updates - Instagram, Twitter and Facebook 
    Finally, if you loved the show and want to help other women like you find it, you can leave a 5-star review wherever you get your podcasts, or you can show your support to help keep the show going and buy me a coffee here.

    • 40 min
    Navigating breast cancer as a woman of colour with Leanne Pero MBE

    Navigating breast cancer as a woman of colour with Leanne Pero MBE

    Do you ever wonder if every breast cancer patient is treated the same? I thought they were until I listened to this week’s guest talking about her experiences during  treatment. Several of you shared your own stories with me saying that cancer isn’t talked about in your community.  You’re also wondering why you don’t see yourself represented in breast cancer spaces. On this episode, I’m speaking about this with Leanne Pero MBE, founder of Black Women Rising, who's leading the charge in making breast cancer more inclusive for women of colour. 
     
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    You can follow Leanne Pero MBE on Instagram here
     
    Black Women Rising is also on Instagram here
     
    Find out more on the Black Women Rising website 
     
    If you want to read more of  Donna Ashworth’s poems, her new book ‘Wild Hope’ is available in all online bookstores. You can find out more about Donna on her website, or follow her on Instagram and Facebook
     
    If you’ve got a question for me, then please get in touch online or send me a voice note. You can find me on social media (see below), or e-mail me at hello@oriordan.co.uk . 
     
    If you want to find out more about breast cancer whilst you’re waiting for the next episode to drop, you can watch the videos on my YouTube Channel  or read my book ‘The Complete Guide to Breast Cancer: How to Feel Empowered and Take Control’
     
    If you’re nosey and want to find out more about my life, my memoir  ‘Under The Knife’ - is available in all good bookshops.
     
    You can follow me on social media for regular updates - Instagram, Twitter and Facebook 
     
    Finally, if you loved the show and want to help other women like you find it, you can leave a 5-star review wherever you get your podcasts, or you can show your support to help keep the show going and buy me a coffee here.

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
93 Ratings

93 Ratings

TittySmithy 31 ,

Just amazing 🫶🫶

I’ve finished active treatment for TNBC and these Podcasts are helping me so much for processing everything I’ve been through. Thank you so much! I’d definitely recommend for anyone newly diagnosed, going through treatment, finished treatment or if your loved one is going through any of these experiences 💕

VL8816 ,

So grateful to have found this podcast

Only a couple days after my diagnosis I found this podcast and it is my first breast cancer resource and then I got Liz’s book the complete guide which I learned so much from. I just had my op and I’ll have chemo next. This podcast has helped and prepared and guided me so much mentally with knowledge and experiences. Thank you for doing something so valuable!

The Mollusc ,

An excellent guide

This podcast has helped me so much to get to grips with my diagnosis and to understand what I need to do to get the best out of my journey. I love how there’s a different contributor each episode, each with their own area of expertise. There was so much I didn’t understand before but now I feel
more confident and knowledgeable. Thank you, Dr Liz - you’ve given me hope.

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