Lisa Lynch

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Lisa Lynch
Born Lisa McFarlane
(1979-08-30)30 August 1979
Derby, England
Died 11 March 2013(2013-03-11) (aged 33)
Trinity Hospice, London, England
Cause of death Cancer
  • Derby
  • London
Alma mater
Occupation Journalist
Known for Writing about her cancer

Lisa Lynch (1979–2013) was a British journalist, known for writing about her experience of having cancer, on her blog, Alright Tit, and in a book called The C-Word. She was portrayed by Sheridan Smith in the 90-minute BBC television drama called The C-Word,[1] written by Nicole Taylor and directed by Tim Kirkby.[2]

Lynch was born Lisa McFarlane on 30 August 1979, to Jane and Ian McFarlane, in Derby, England, and was raised there.[3][4]

She studied at Loughborough University and obtained an MA in journalism at Goldsmiths College, also working as a freelance journalist.[3] She married Peter Lynch in December 2006.[3] They lived in south-west London and she eventually became the editor of Real Homes and Inspired Living magazines.[3]

When she was 28, in 2008, Lynch was diagnosed with breast cancer, for which she had a left-side mastectomy, radiotherapy and chemotherapy, followed by reconstructive surgery.[2]

She began blogging about her experiences, using Blogspot. Her blog was praised by Stephen Fry as "funny and brilliant".[3]

In 2011, secondary cancer was found, in her bones and brain, and was diagnosed as incurable.[2][3]

During her illness, she was treated by Professor Kefah Mokbel at The Princess Grace Hospital.[5]

She died on 11 March 2013, aged 33, in Trinity Hospice, in London.[6][2] Her blog and social media accounts are now updated by members of her family and friends.


  • ——. The C-Word. Arrow. ISBN 978-1784750473.


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