'I kept my chemotherapy a secret'
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'I kept my chemotherapy a secret'

UK women from South Asian backgrounds are hiding their cancer diagnosis because of a perceived stigma, the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire show has learned.

Pravina Patel chose to keep the disease a secret when seeking treatment, saying she felt "extremely lonely" during chemotherapy.

Watch the Victoria Derbyshire programme on weekdays between 09:00 and 11:00 on BBC Two and the BBC News channel.

  • 08 Aug 2017
  • From the section Health