Inspirational Stories

Victoria Derbyshire talks with fellow breast cancer survivor about wigs, hair loss and moving on

Anne Li                                                                                               April 9th, 2017


As part of her training for Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, Victoria jogged 5k to deliver a gift to Sharon, who was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was 14 weeks pregnant. Most cases of breast cancer are in the over 50s, so it’s unusual to develop the disease at Sharon’s age, and especially when pregnant. Victoria was one of over 20 runners who made deliveries to cancer patients and survivors across London to encourage people to sign up to Race for Life. The BBC journalist met Sharon, 41, in her home in west London. After being diagnosed with stage three triple negative breast cancer last year, Sharon had a lumpectomy and chemotherapy, and radiotherapy after giving birth. Victoria Derbyshire was diagnosed with breast cancer at the end of July 2015 and underwent a mastectomy, chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment.


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