THE COMMUNITY

Did you know that there are currently over 200 different types cancer?

Or that 1 in 2 of us will get cancer in our lifetime? That’s half the UK’s population pals!

I’ve long said that I am not the poster girl for cancer. Not by any sodding means. My experience of one type of cancer will vary massively from others.

I have absolutely no idea what it’s like to lose my knockers. How I’d tell my kids that I’m poorly sick. What it must be like to style up a stoma bag. Or how to handle the news that the bastard disease is back with a vengeance.

GIRLvsCANCER began as a place to talk about the cancer experience in a way that was accessible, authentic and honest AF. I wanted to provide a safe place for women like me to go to should the cancer hit the fan to feel supported and spoken to in their language. No stuffy clinical convos here gang.

I believe it’s crucial to give a fully rounded view of all cancers. And who better to give it than females who have been affected by it first hand.

Examine it from all angles. All bases covered.

Below you’ll find a bevvy of bad-ass babes discussing various aspects of the cancer experience in a way you can get on board with and available to answer any questions you may have.

Whether you’re about to embark on this crazy ride yourself, have a loved one who is or simply want to suss this whole cancer thing out a bit more…

Grab a cuppa and get to know the incredible (and ever-growing) GIRLSvsCANCER Community. You are NOT alone.


THE GIRLS vs CANCER


SARAH GAFFNEY LANG

Grade II Diffuse Astrocytoma Brain Tumour.
Diagnosed Age 29.
Sarah Dissects Brain Surgery Recovery.
@zz3cw


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EMMA CAMPBELL

Breast Cancer Recurrence.
Diagnosed Age 38.
Emma Muses Over How To Tell The Children.
@emplus4


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AMANDA HAYES

Metastatic Vaginal Cancer.
Diagnosed Age 28.
Amanda Gets Frank On Gynae Cancer.
@happysmilingcancergirl


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ALICE MAY-PURKISS

Triple Negative Breast Cancer.
Diagnosed Age 26.
Alice Tells Her Tale Of Breast Reconstruction.
@alicemaypurkiss


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RHIANNON BRADLEY

Thyroid Cancer & Hormone+ Breast Cancer.
Diagnosed Age 24.
Rhiannon Shares Her Fertility Story.
@thebigcandme


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REBEKAH SMITH

Triple Negative Breast Cancer.
Diagnosed Age 33.
Rebekah Talks Cancer’s Impact On Marriage.
@bump2baby2


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SARAH CANTELLO

Stage 4 Bowel Cancer.
Diagnosed Age 28.
Sarah Discusses Delayed Diagnosis.
@sarah_ash_can


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AUDREY ROBERTS

Hormone+ Breast Cancer.
Diagnosed Age 34.
Audrey Explores Financial Insurance.
@cancerwithasmile


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RACHAEL BLAND

Triple Negative Breast Cancer.
Diagnosed Age 38.
Rachael Confronts Fear + Recurrence.
@bigclittleme


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SOMETHING TO SAY?

I’m always on the lookout for fierce females to join the GIRLSvsCANCER Community with a story to tell in relation to their cancer experience.

Fancy waxing lyrical on medical menopause?

Keen to shout about metastasis?

I want to hear from YOU!

Drop an email to GIRLvsCANCER with your topic of choice in the subject line.


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THE FUCK CANCER CLUB

GIRLvsCANCER is also incredibly proud to be part of The Fuck Cancer Club.

An awesome Instagram squad on hand with advice, tips and stories of life with and beyond cancer.


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