Core Modules

module 2 | Activity 2: Michelle’s story

Michelle is a 38-year-old woman who lives with her partner, Pete. They have two children aged 9 and 12. Michelle was diagnosed two years ago with triple negative breast cancer, a particularly difficult cancer to treat as it is negative for oestrogen receptors, progesterone receptors and HER2. She had initial treatment but has recently been experiencing a nagging cough and slight breathlessness.

Michelle goes to her GP to explore her concerns.

  1. What are some of the fears and concerns that Michelle is experiencing at this time?
  2. What are your immediate personal reactions to Michelle’s situation? Consider why you might be reacting in this way?