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