I’m Liz O’Riordan. I’m a Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon and a keen cyclist, triathlete and baker.

Ironically, in July 2015 I was diagnosed with Stage III breast cancer (ductal, lobular and DCIS) at the age of 40. I've blogged about my treatment to tell my own unique story of being both a doctor and a patient in my own speciality. It's helped make my own diagnosis sink in, and has been a way to carry on helping people whilst I'm not able to work. My latest blog is '
Who am I?'.

I was invited to give a TEDx talk in Stuttgart 2016 -
Jar of Joy - about how to help someone you know with cancer.

I've written for
Grazia, the Pool and Good Housekeeping Magazine. I've done a podcast for The Doctor Paradox, have written blogs for Breast Cancer Care (such as exercising during breast cancer treatment) and The Huffington Post as well as hosting tweetchats for Macmillan about sun safety and retuning to work after a cancer diagnosis, and have been involved in the Breast Cancer Care BECCA app. I've spoken at national and international medical and IT healthcare conferences (here's my talk to the Association of Breast Surgeons in 2016: Session 15 - Lessons Learned), as well as trainee surgeons and medical students about my unique experience.

In 2016 I was nominated for a '
Woman of the Year' award, and a Health Education England Patient Leadership award for my blog. In 2017, my blog was Highly Commended at the UK Blog Awards.

UKBA Highly Commended

Contact me
Twitter
@Liz_ORiordan
E-mail liz@oriordan.co.uk

Disclaimer: This website is purely for me to air my personal views and opinions. No professional advice will be given


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