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Winnie’s Story

a woman self-reflecting

Winnie's Background:

  • Winnie in her late 40's, is single, and lives alone.
  • She finished her cancer treatments about 6 months ago.​​
  • Coping with breast cancer has been difficult for Winnie and she is looking forward to seeing her close friend, Tinzin. Winnie has not seen Tinzin for quite some time because Tinzin was travelling. Tinzin does not know about Winnie's cancer.

As you watch this video, we want you to pay attention and consider that:

  • Women living with breast cancer do not have to cope alone.
  • Women living with breast cancer respond and cope differently.
  • Women can take charge to help themselves to return to life after treatment.

This video was filmed in Mandarin with English subtitles. Click on the screen to watch the video.

After watching this video, you may recognize some of the experiences and feelings that Winnie talked about and they can be difficult to share or deal with.

Self-Reflection Exercise:

The purpose of this exercise is to help you build your emotional awareness. Take 5-minutes to write down your thoughts to the following questions.

If you would like to have a copy of your responses to this exercise, click the PRINT button. Your answers will not be saved once you leave this page.

The next page will introduce you to Tinzin’s story, in which Tinzin has to decide how she will respond to Winnie's story.

If you have any concerns about how you are coping, please visit the Community Resources Section for resources in the community that can help. Or, you can speak to a health care provider at the hospital or in the community about your concerns. ​