Giving hope to those affected
by secondary breast cancer

Research. Support. Education.

SBC & Me

The voice of a 1000 faces campaign for secondary breast cancer. 

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month we want to highlight how many people are affected by secondary breast cancer and share real people's experience of this disease.

We want patients, families, friends, nurses, doctors, researchers, campaigners and carers affected by secondary breast cancer to add their voice to #SBC&ME and tell us their story.   

In collaboration with the universities of Liverpool, Warwick and Southampton, we are launching what aims to be the largest national study of metastatic and secondary breast cancer patients and clinical trials. It's vital to understand for reasons that clinical trials are not discussed, with the aim of increasing awareness and making changes to clinical practice. We want as many people who have been diagnosed with secondary or metastatic breast cancer to take part here.

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

Over £25,000 already raised

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

Patient Trials Advocate page

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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