Leah talks to MOVE’s Sophie Mulligan, who has had cancer herself and also had a partner support her through it. In this episode they discuss:
-Andrew’s previous treatment and very recently receiving news that the cancer had returned.
-The highs and lows that a couple goes through when one of them has cancer.
-How life changes for the partner, as well as the person with the diagnosis.
-How being a partner of someone with cancer can be lonely and isolating.
-Coping mechanisms and how looking after yourself means you can be a better version of you to support your partner through their treatment and beyond.
-How still doing things that you enjoy together and also communicating and being honest with each other can benefit the relationship.
-Advice and support for partners of someone with cancer.
This is the first episode we’ve done which features a partner as opposed to the person with cancer themselves and we guarantee that even if you are not affected by cancer directly, you will learn something from this episode and you will feel inspired by Leah’s strength, character and honesty. Cancer is a journey full of highs and lows and this episode will encourage you to embrace your emotions and use them to build a better version of yourself, in order to be a better person to support those around you.