Skeptics in the Pub: Sarah Horton


Being Sarah

by Sarah Horton
When: Thu, Oct 21, 2010 8.00 – 11.00 PM
Where: The Vines (aka the Big House), 81 Lime Street, Liverpool

Summary

Sarah was diagnosed with breast cancer at 43 and lives in Liverpool. She underwent six surgeries including mastectomy, oophorectomy and breast reconstruction, plus gruelling treatments. She has 49 inches of scar and lives with the permanent fear of the cancer returning.

Sarah Horton claims that the UK has conned itself into thinking breast cancer is a treatable disease and there is little debate on prevention.

This October Sarah Horton is calling for breast cancer policy to focus more heavily on prevention and for breast cancer patients to be given further choice and control over their treatments.

Biography

On 21 February 2007 Sarah Horton was diagnosed with breast cancer. In the space of a few moments, her life was to change forever – not only physically and emotionally, but opening up a whole new world of breast cancer politics, ‘pink’ campaigns and a glaring lack of focus on prevention.

Following press coverage of Sarah’s extremely honest, opinionated diaries, in 2009 Sarah began writing a book about her experience. Opinionated, outspoken and life-affirming, Being Sarah is also a protest call, angry, and anti-pink.

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