Giving hope to those affected
by secondary breast cancer

Research. Support. Education.

Make 2nds Count Resources

We have support and about us leaflets available to download or as hard copies.

2nds Support Hub

The 2nds Support Hub aims to make it simpler for patients to find what groups and services are available online and in your region to help patients navigate life with secondary breast cancer.

Patient Trial Advocate Service

If you are a patient with metastatic breast cancer, under the care of the South East of Scotland and interested in seeking advice about a clinical trial, please complete the referral form below and book a slot to speak with Vivienne, our trials nurse.

Tea & A Chat

"Firstly I must say I do love chatting to you ladies, it is helping me feel not so isolated in these early days." Rachel Stewart

littlelift boxes

Thank you so very much for the wonderful gift box you very kindly sent me, it is fabulous, I was like a child at Christmas looking through all of the perfectly suited items! There has been so much thought put into these lovely presents and I appreciate mine very much." Johan Wilson

The Karen Henderson Legacy Fund has raised an incredible £50,466.12 to date.

Make 2nds Count is a patient and family focused charity dedicated to giving hope to women and men living with secondary breast cancer.

We strive to do this by raising awareness and funding medical research that will contribute to advancing an increased quality of life for patients. Our community programme supports patients and families affected by this incurable disease.

Secondary breast cancer, also known as metastatic, advanced or stage IV breast cancer, is a cancer that has spread beyond the breast to other parts of the body. Parts of the body affected are usually the bones, liver, lungs, brain or the skin. 

Secondary breast cancer can be treated but it cannot be cured. Treatments aim to control and slow down the disease to enable patients to have the best possible quality of life for as long as possible.

Together we can Make 2nds Count.


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Running/Distance Walk Events 2022

If running or distance walking is your thing, take a look at some of the best events in 2022 that you can get involved with to raise funds for Make 2nds Count

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This week’s blog is about Palbociclib in the treatment of Secondary Breast Cancer.

What has your experience of Palbociclib been?

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Steroids for Secondary Breast Cancer
10 days ago

Steroids for Secondary Breast Cancer

You may have steroids as part of your treatment or to control symptoms and help you to feel better. Steroids may be given: with certain chemotherapy drugs to prevent an allergic reaction or to reduce sickness to reduce swelling and control pain when there is a secondary cancer in the liver to reduce pressure and relieve headaches and sickness when there is a secondary cancer in the brain.

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