“I was diagnosed with cancer at 31. It made me more ambitious”

Source: The Times

The beauty director of Elle magazine explains how, five years after treatment, breast cancer still affects her — sometimes in unexpected ways

Breast Cancer Awareness month is round the corner, and while I often wish I could consolidate my own awareness of this disease to one month out of 12, unfortunately I am more mindful than most. A breast cancer diagnosis at the age of 31 will do that; a bump in the road that no one saw coming and has continued to have implications long after the treatment finished five years ago.

Indeed, my life now, at 36, is not quite the one I envisaged a decade or so ago. However, as much as I might suffer, be categorised as “victim”,…


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