After Breast Cancer

After Breast Cancer

A Recovery Handbook

Sara Liyanage


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'Once treatment stops, and people leave strictly managed clinical environments, survivors feel as though they had "fallen off a cliff edge"... feeling isolated and abandoned at a time when support is needed the most'.  - Mental Health Foundation

From the final infusion to the five-year check, After Breast Cancer gives a step-by-step support package to coping post-treatment. It follows on from Sara Liyanage's successful coverage of diagnosis and treatment in Ticking Off Breast Cancer, and is driven not only by her experience of illness, but underpinned by contributions from leading oncologists, heads of cancer services, and clinical consultant psychologists.

With a readable blend of informality and medically endorsed insight, After Breast Cancer has an optimistic outlook and a reassuring tone, but doesn't flinch from discussing the possibility of secondary cancer, or the full impact of treatment and surgery on you or your loved one. It features a huge amount of practical information, including a full toolkit for navigating the days post-treatment - including breathing exercises, mindfulness meditation, journaling, affirmations and a healthy bedtime routine.

Designed for women of all backgrounds, whatever the nature of their diagnosis, this blend of approachability, lived experience and medical insight puts the power firmly back in your hands, as a breast cancer survivor.

This is an eBook edition and can be viewed online or downloaded to the John Murray Learning app via your account. Please note you will not be able to save files to your computer.


Sara Liyanage:
Sara Liyanage is a corporate lawyer and breast cancer survivor. She is also a patient advocate, and founded a website providing practical advice and support for those with breast cancer, which has now been merged with that of the Future Dreams Breast Cancer Charity - for whom she runs the online support hub. She is a regular speaker at cancer-related events, the author of numerous articles for the press, cancer charities and Huff Post, NCT and Maggies. She has appeared on many podcasts and radio shows, runs writing workhops for people who have had cancer, and is involved in various patient advocacy groups and initiatives including the Thames Valley Cancer Alliance Patient Partnership Group (PPG).