Breast Cancer and Dawn Butler’s Story – Episode 10

Posted by victoria on 30 March 2022

Dawn Butler is the Labour MP for Brent Central and became the first elected African-Caribbean woman to become a government minister in the UK. Dawn arrived in Westminster via work on a market stall, a family-owned bakery, and as a computer programmer. She also has breast cancer and was diagnosed last year, during Covid.

She has decided for the very first time, to share her story with presenter Victoria Derbyshire on this podcast. It is a frank, emotional and, at times humorous account of one woman’s experience with the disease.


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