Wise Advice from a Breast Surgeon with Breast Cancer

From the Show: HER
Summary: The truth about her mind, her body, her life, and her potential for breast cancer and wise words from a breast surgeon with breast cancer.
Air Date: 4/13/23
Duration: 10 Minutes
Guest Bio: Liz O'Riordan
Liz O'Riordan is a Consultant Oncoplastic Surgeon at Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust. She
trained at the University of Wales College of Medicine in Cardiff, and has a doctorate in the
molecular biology of cancer.

In 2015, at the age of 40, Liz was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer, which is somewhat
ironic as she is a breast cancer surgeon. Within a week she started chemotherapy, followed
by a mastectomy and reconstruction, and radiotherapy. She started blogging about her
experiences as a doctor and a patient (liz.oriordan.co.uk), and this led to her talking all over
the world, including a TEDx Stuttgart talk – 'Jar of Joy', about her experiences and how to
improve the quality of patient care. She was nominated for a 'Woman of the Year' award in
2016, and has just finishing writing 'The Complete Guide to Breast Cancer' with Prof Trish
Greenhalgh, due out in September 2018. She has just returned to work, and is passionate
about listening to the patient voice to improve patient care.

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Podcast Host – Don’t Ignore The Elephant
Co-author of ‘The Complete Guide to Breast Cancer’
Instagram @oriordanliz
  • Book Title: The Complete Guide to Breast Cancer
  • Guest Twitter Account: @Liz_ORiordan
Wise Advice from a Breast Surgeon with Breast Cancer
Breast cancer surgeon and author Dr. Liz O'Riordan discusses her new book "The Complete Guide to Breast Cancer" and shares important facts you need to know.