Author: Jo Taylor

Issy ‘gotta lotta’ clout

issy drinking
I met Issy via twitter and her blog. I was in awe of her writing and her honesty. We quickly found that we had a mutual friend, Mandy, who was a model with her [...]

Zolodex, periods and menopause

I wrote this back in June 2014 but have just seen a report from the San Diego Breast Cancer Symposium Dec 2014 so thought it relevant to post this [...]

Forever hopeful – Manchester Cancer Research Centre new building

Manchester Cancer Research Centre
On Tuesday 16th June I was honored to be asked by Cancer Research UK to attend the opening of the new £28.5 million centre located across from The Christies [...]

Secondary Breast Cancer Conference at The Christie Hospital 2nd July 2015

I have recently spent a day at a conference at The Christie specifically for Secondary Breast Cancer patients. It was the first of a kind that was held [...]

Three women

Three women each with a breast cancer diagnosis, three breasts removed. Three women, one condition, making very different decisions - or are they? Read [...]

Visiting London

Before the end of last year my Breast Care Nurse suggested that I apply to a charity for a special grant. The HoneyRose Foundation are a registered charity and [...]


Four months after deciding on a date, I made my way down to London to meet friends from a long awaited tweet up on Saturday. I was booked on the train for [...]

Pinktober – it will make you green

And here we are again... October - time for 'awareness' and everything in the town to be painted pink - #pinktober as it's called on twitter. I hate [...]

Summer Holidays

It's hard having chemotherapy anytime but I'm feeling it harder this summer. The many hospital appointments and feeling ill as well as finding time to fit a [...]

Manchester to Blackpool bike ride July 2014

Jo and Jeff
Well the day had arrived and we were up at 6.30am to be picked up at 7am by friends. We had packed a bag of spare clothes, food, energy bars and drinks. It had [...]