S3 – Episode 4 – Meet Rachel McKenna
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As we conclude this third season of More Than A Lump podcast, and take a little pause for now, we thought it would be a good idea to look back and reflect on some of the season’s standout moments. Over the past ten episodes, we have had the privilege of talking to a diverse group of guests about their experiences with breast cancer. From the emotional impact of the diagnosis to the practical aspects of treatment and recovery, we’ve explored it all.
One thing was very clear: breast cancer is more than just a lump. It has the power to impact every aspect of a person’s life and the lives of those around them, including their families, their relationships, and their own hopes for the future. In the words of our dear friend, the late Orla Byrne, we are stronger than we know and this season is proof that resilience, power, and hope can be found in the face of adversity.
In this penultimate episode of Season Three, Aisling speaks with menopause specialist Dr Genevieve Ferraris from The Menopause Hub. The episode explores the range of symptoms that women can experience during menopause, including the impact of breast cancer treatment on the early onset of menopause. Dr Ferraris shares her expertise on menopause education and awareness, including the role of nutrition, exercise, and self-care. The discussion also covers the topic of hormone replacement therapy (HRT), including its potential benefits and risks. Throughout the episode, Aisling shares stories from women who have experienced early menopause and its impact on their lives.