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We have launched the first pilot to fund a Patient Trials Advocate (PTA )in the NHS for patients in the South East of Scotland (Lothian, Borders, Livingston, Fife and Dumfries & Galloway) with secondary breast cancer.
Finding the right information about clinical trials and working through the complex criteria is a challenge. The PTA’s aim is to help find suitable clinical trials for patients based on eligibility criteria and to support them in discussing trials with their clinician.
Assuming a successful pilot, we will look to roll out the service to additional areas by the end of 2021.
For more information and to access the service visit the
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.
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Aesthetic flat closure after mastectomy is contouring of the chest wall after mastectomy without traditional breast reconstruction. Aesthetic flat closure is the surgical work required to produce a smooth flat chest wall contour after the removal of one or both breasts.