Talking Cancer podcast - Series 3, Episode 3: Cancer as a taboo

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Published: 26 Jan 2022
Angie catches up with lyna, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015. lyna explains that, in her community, cancer is often not spoken about and she found herself on the receiving end of hurtful comments from some individuals. Angie also speaks to Boots Macmillan Information Pharmacist, Bina Mehta, about the support that’s out there for people facing similar challenges after their diagnosis.

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Published: 26 Jan 2022
Angie catches up with lyna, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015. lyna explains that, in her community, cancer is often not spoken about and she found herself on the receiving end of hurtful comments from some individuals. Angie also speaks to Boots Macmillan Information Pharmacist, Bina Mehta, about the support that’s out there for people facing similar challenges after their diagnosis.

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