In today’s episode, I speak to Emma Campbell who has been diagnosed with secondary breast cancer in 2014. I am trying to find out how much the menopause was part of her conversations when she was diagnosed with cancer the first time around and how much help and support she had since going on her monthly Zodalex injections.
Emma also talks about navigating cancer whilst being a single parent to 4 children and how writing helps her release some of her truth.
Emma is a speaker, author and columnist and she goes under the Instagram handle @limtless_em
And limitless she is!
She is a beautiful soul who shows us what it can be like to be a long-term cancer survivor. Thank you, Emma.
(04:37) Emma’s cancer diagnosis and menopause journey
(07:59) There was never a conversation about menopause
(13:14) How do we prioritise issues in out lives?
(20:13) How Emma managed being a single parent to 4 children and going through cancer treatment
(23:13) The biggest challenge has been the emotional impact
(29:14) Emma’s secondary diagnosis
(32:57) Emma’s book: All that Followed: A Story of Cancer, Kids and the Fear of Leaving too Soon
(44:09) What brings Emma joy
(47:17) Emma’s writing workshop
The Menopause and Cancer Podcast is hosted by Dani Binnington, menopause guide, patients advocate for people in menopause after a cancer diagnosis, and founder of the online platform Healthy Whole Me.
There is lots of information out there about the menopause but hardly any if you have had a cancer diagnosis as well. Many people say to me they have no idea what their options are, who to ask for help, and that they feel really isolated in their experiences.
I started this podcast because there was nothing out there when I was thrown into surgical menopause at the age of 39, which followed on from my cancer diagnosis aged 33.
Through the episodes, I want to create more awareness, share information from our fabulous guest experts, doctors and other specialists in the cancer and menopause field.
And of course, I will share stories from the people in our community.
So that together we can work towards a better menopause experience. For all of us.