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After Breast Cancer: A Recovery Handbook

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781399808019

Price: £14.99

ON SALE: 27th April 2023

Genre: Medicine / Clinical & Internal Medicine / Diseases & Disorders / Oncology

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‘Once treatment stops, and people leave strictly managed clinical environments, survivors feel as though they had “fallen off a cliff edge”… feeling isolated and abandoned at a time when support is needed the most’. – Mental Health Foundation

From the final infusion to the five-year check, After Breast Cancer gives a step-by-step support package to coping post-treatment. It follows on from Sara Liyanage’s successful coverage of diagnosis and treatment in Ticking Off Breast Cancer, and is driven not only by her experience of illness, but underpinned by contributions from leading oncologists, heads of cancer services, and clinical consultant psychologists.

With a readable blend of informality and medically endorsed insight, After Breast Cancer has an optimistic outlook and a reassuring tone, but doesn’t flinch from discussing the possibility of secondary cancer, or the full impact of treatment and surgery on you or your loved one. It features a huge amount of practical information, including a full toolkit for navigating the days post-treatment – including breathing exercises, mindfulness meditation, journaling, affirmations and a healthy bedtime routine.

Designed for women of all backgrounds, whatever the nature of their diagnosis, this blend of approachability, lived experience and medical insight puts the power firmly back in your hands, as a breast cancer survivor.


A brilliant and practical book for those navigating life after primary breast cancer.
Dr Anisha Patel
This great book gives a wonderfully comprehensive range of practical and emotional strategies to help you cope when the treatment ends - Sara holds your hand into the next stage of your life, after breast cancer.
Dr Zoe Williams
A cancer diagnosis leaves you irrevocably changed. Whatever the outcome, life will be different and there is no going back. Sara recognises this - not least through her own lived experience - and After Breast Cancer is her offering to all those facing this challenge. This is a compassionate guide - meticulously researched and sensitively written - for anyone wondering how best to navigate life after the Big C. A perfect mixture of hope, realism and practical tips, After Breast Cancer will be a valuable resource for so many.
Dr Hannah Short, Co-author of 'The Complete Guide to POI and Early Menopause''
This book is honest and open and full of practical advice, coping mechanisms and tools. It is an essential resource for those embarking on life after cancer and we highly recommend it. Well done Sara and everyone involved in creating this much-needed book.
Stephanie Davies, founder of Life After Cancer, ICF trained coach and NLP practitioner
This is a wonderfully helpful, sensible guide for anyone navigating the challenges of life after breast cancer treatment.
Victoria Derbyshire
Sara has done it again. This brilliant book shows you how to cope with the physical, mental and emotional impact of an early breast cancer diagnosis. A must-read for you and your family.
Dr Liz O'Riordan