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Cancer, Covid and me: ‘One tiny lump set on world domination’

After she was diagnosed with breast cancer in November 2019, Nicola Anderson was catapulted on to a rollercoaster ride of treatment. She charts her story from diagnosis to recovery.

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Nicola Anderson. Photograph: Ruth Medjber @ruthlessimagery

Nicola Anderson. Photograph: Ruth Medjber @ruthlessimagery

Nicola Anderson. Photograph: Ruth Medjber @ruthlessimagery

A glamorous blonde sweeps into the room, all floating scarves, armed with a bag of tricks to while away a weary day. “May as well sing it as cry it,” she announces to those around her. “Keep the sunny side up.” A younger woman beside her in the bay purses her lips and says nothing.

And you look good doing it,” says another woman supportively.

“Bit of auld makeup,” she says dismissively, her defiance bullish in the medicinal hush.


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