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You Know Breast: Juggling motherhood and chemotherapy

Seven months ago, Lorraine producer Helen Addis was diagnosed with breast cancer. Since then, she’s started her own blog The Titty Gritty to document her journey, and to raise awareness of her condition.

As part of her treatment plan, Helen needs 16 chemotherapy sessions in total, and will complete all of them before Christmas this year.

She opened the door to the Lorraine team for one chemotherapy session, and gave us an insight into the physical, emotional and mental toll it can take. She also reveals how she juggles being a mother to three kids while dealing with the side effects of chemotherapy.

She points out: "The word 'mother' is in the word 'chemotherapy', and I can't wait until the letters either side of that fall away and I can go back to being a fit and healthy mother again."

Do #YouKnowBreast? Watch Dr Hilary's step-by-step guide to the two minute breast examination that could save your life.

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What to say to someone who has cancer

Would you know how to respond to someone telling you they have cancer? It's often difficult to know the right thing to say, but there are certain phrases that should be avoided. Lorraine producer, Helen, who was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this year, sits down with Emma Young, Liz O Riordan and Helen Deverell to chat about the dos and don'ts of discussing cancer as part of our #YouKnowBreast campaign.

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