Liz O’Riordan

Speaker, Author and Storyteller

Liz O’Riordan is an international speaker, broadcaster and award-winning co-author of ‘The Complete Guide to Breast Cancer: How to Feel Empowered and Take Control’. In 2015 (aged 40) she was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer whilst working as a Consultant Breast Surgeon. A locoregional recurrence in 2018 forced her to retire as a surgeon. Her memoir, ‘Under The Knife’, will be published in the summer of 2023 (pre-order here

During chemotherapy she started an award-winning blog about her experiences ( and now talks all over the world about how to improve patient care. In 2020 she launched her podcast – Don’t Ignore The Elephant – that talks about the things no-one else does, like sex, death and body image. Liz is passionate about promoting the benefits of exercise for cancer patients.

Speaker, Author and Storyteller -
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Podcast Host – Don’t Ignore The Elephant
Co-author of ‘The Complete Guide to Breast Cancer’
Instagram - @oriordanliz
Twitter - @Liz_ORiordan

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