Chemotherapy for breast cancer

This track is about chemotherapy and the emotional and physical effects it may cause. It explains what chemotherapy is, how it works, and the benefits that may be gained from it.

The track also examines the possible side effects of chemotherapy and gives information on complementary therapies, fertility and contraception, and taking holidays while receiving treatment.

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Breast cancer – Julie’s story

In this video, Breast Cancer Care volunteer Julie talks about being diagnosed with and treated for breast cancer. She recalls the shock of the diagnosis, discusses the benefits for her of having an immediate breast reconstruction and looks back on how she coped with chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

Everyone’s experience of breast cancer is different. This video reflects Julie’s personal understanding of her diagnosis and treatment and should not be taken as clinical advice or information. Views expressed do not represent those of Breast Cancer Care.