Breast Cancer And Surgery Part One – Episode 8

Posted by Olivia Phillips on 26 March 2024

Future Dreams’ podcast ‘And Then Came Breast Cancer’, hosted by Victoria Derbyshire, is back with another straight-talking episode. This week, we’re talking about breast cancer surgery in the first of two episodes on the subject. Victoria and her guests discuss what their chests looked like after surgery and how they became used to living with their new, changed bodies, alongside how to know which is the right operation for you – what do terms like lumpectomy and mastectomy mean and should you have reconstruction? If so, when and how?

Three women share their stories with Victoria in this episode – how their fears and anxieties were overcome and how they made the decisions they did. Some of their points will be put to a breast cancer surgeon in Episode 9 to discuss further and from a medical perspective.

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You can listen to the podcast here, or download it from all major streaming platforms including Acast, Spotify and Apple Podcasts. New episodes are released every Tuesday.

For comments or feedback about the podcast, feel free to message us on Facebook or Instagram, or email us at podcast@futuredreams.org – we’d love to know what you think and we welcome your ideas for future episodes. Brought to you by the Future Dreams charity, “And Then Came Breast Cancer” is for everyone whose lives have been touched by the disease. Victoria is @VicDerbyshire on Twitter and Instagram.

Breast cancer surgery: further support

If you’re considering your options for breast cancer surgery, Future Dreams has a range of support services available to you. From pre-operation checklists, to breast cancer surgery options explained by a breast cancer surgeon. Our monthly Show & Tell meetups provide opportunity for connection with those who have had mastectomies who can answer your questions based on their personal experience, and even show you what your chest might look like after your own surgery – although everybody is different, of course. We get brilliant feedback from these sessions. Click here to find out when the next is taking place.


Sylvie Henry and Danielle Leslie founders of Future Dreams breast cancer support
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