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My life-changing story: ‘Having my oesophagus removed was unspeakably traumatic but it saved my life’


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by Amanda Cassidy
16th May 2021

Read time: 8 mins

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Brona Wright was diagnosed with oesophageal cancer aged just 44. This is her life-changing story.

“I’ve always described myself as a very lucky person. I still do, actually. I was lucky with friends, I always had a very full life, enjoyed myself, stayed active. I was constantly on the go. But overnight everything changed.” Brona Wright was away with friends in Boston when she first realised that something wasn’t quite right. “We were eating much richer foods, not eating at regular times, the usual holiday stuff, but I noticed I...

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