On the 24th December 2015, Denise Coates was told that she had breast cancer. Conquering Cancer Together is about the impact that breast cancer has had, not only on her but on those around her. It’s about hope, it’s about awareness of early detection and it’s about the support of other inspirational women who have shared their survival stories and tips. At the forefront of Denise’s mind was for our future generations and education.
Denise’s breast cancer journey led her to discover her inner determination and resilience, which in turn gave her an overwhelming sense of wanting to give back. Since then Denise has become a media volunteer for CRUK and has been a charity ambassador for the L&D Hospital and is currently a volunteer fundraiser for the L&D Breast Cancer Unit, sharing her story in order to help others on their journey.
Conquering Cancer Together is part cancer memoir but also a true story about gaining an appreciation of life and wanting to give something positive back.
“Denise has worked tirelessly to support local breast cancer services as well as cancer care… I trust that her story will bring inspiration and hope to women newly diagnosed with breast cancer.”
– Dr. Ruth James, BA, MBChB, FRCS
Denise Coates has worked as a Business Development Executive for more than 35 years across the media and IT industries. Since experiencing breast cancer, she has dedicated her time to raising awareness around cancer and fundraising, working with Cancer Research UK and her local hospitals to do just that. Denise lives in Bedfordshire.