Five weeks have now passed since the Government introduced new ‘social distancing’ measures to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Those most at risk from coronavirus – including some people being treated for cancer – have been advised not to leave the house at all and avoid face-to-face contact with anyone other than the people they live with.
Yorkshire Cancer Research supporters Sara Williamson and Jackie Buxton have spoken to Dr Emma Kirke at Rhubarb Radio about the coping techniques they learned after being diagnosed with cancer and how they are now using these skills to make the most of life under lockdown.
Sara is Chair of Yorkshire Cancer Community and founded the Mid-Yorkshire Breast Cancer Support Group. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in December 2015 and took part in Yorkshire Cancer Research’s Active Beyond Cancer programme.
Author Jackie Buxton was 45 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. The experience led her to write a memoir called ‘Tea & Chemo: Fighting Cancer, Living Life’, which won the Best Cancer Book prize at the Spotlight Awards by Live Better With.
Dr Emma Kirke is a breast cancer survivor, nutritionist, osteomyoligist and radio presenter at Rhubarb Radio.
Sara Williamson speaks to Rubarb Radio