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Liz O’Riordan is an international speaker, broadcaster and award-winning co-author of ‘The Complete Guide to Breast Cancer: How to Feel Empowered and Take Control’ (Penguin) with Professor Trisha Greenhalgh. In 2015 (aged 40) she was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer whilst working as a consultant breast surgeon. In 2018 she had a locoregional recurrence on her chest wall. The side effects of treatment for this meant she had to retire as a surgeon in 2019.

During chemotherapy she started an award-winning blog about her experiences (www.liz.oriordan.co.uk) and talks all over the world about how to improve patient care. She was nominated for a ‘Woman of the Year’ award in 2016 and was one of Medscape’s Top 20 Doctors of 2018.. She is also a keen sportswoman and is passionate about promoting the benefits of exercise for cancer patients.