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Ep 37 - When the Doctor becomes the Patient
Episode 3715th March 2023 • The Menopause and Cancer Podcast • Dani Binnington
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If you think an oncologist should have it all figured out then think again. Rachel Elliot has been an oncologist for decades and only once she was diagnosed with a hormone dependant breast cancer herself did she realise how under-supported women are in managing their symptoms and experiences. 

This is a wonderful account of a Doctor who became the patient. 

“It really struck home that I am not the only one struggling, not the only one feeling guilty and that I should be grateful to be alive. Not the only one feeling this little white tablet is worse than chemotherapy.”

About Dani:

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.

More educated, better informed and less alone.

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