This week's SBC & Me blog comes from Tina Bateman.
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Nikki Hughes What was your experience of the period just prior to your mastectomy? Was everything explained to you about the type of procedure, options available and what to expect from recovery?
A mastectomy is an operation to remove all of the breast and is used to treat breast cancer in both men and women. Recovery time can take between 4-6 weeks.
Chris shares her SBC journey so far with us.
In the third blog of our partnership with Make2ndsCount, we want to share reliable information surrounding the science behind HER2 positive secondary breast cancer, as well as current and future treatments available. Nearly a third of people diagnosed with earlier stages of breast cancer will develop advanced disease .
This week's SBC & Me blog comes from Nic Ingram.
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As part of Complementary Therapy Week, Kayley tells us about her experience of using cryotherapy *Disclaimer: The benefits of therapies is not yet a recognised treatment in the U.K, please speak to your specialist before using Cryotherapy. I go to cryotherapy.
Having recently received a significant donation in memory of Abigail Goswell, we asked her sister Emma to tell us about the decision to make the donation. In October 2020 my beautiful ‘little’ sister Abigail passed away from secondary breast cancer aged just 47.
Following the first blog of our series with OWise about the science behind HR+ secondary breast cancer, in this blog, we wanted to share with you the experience from Jacqui Crewe, a secondary patient with HR+, HER- breast cancer.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a scan that uses strong magnetic fields and radio waves to produce detailed images of the inside of the body. They can be used to examine many parts of the body.
When were you diagnosed?I was told over the phone by my GP on Friday 13th Oct 2017 that it looked like my cancer was back after I asked for some tests on rib pain. I had no idea this could be a possibility!
When were you diagnosed with SBC? Ten years ago now, de novo secondary diagnosis.
In the first blog of our series in partnership with Make 2nds Count, we want to share with you reliable information surrounding secondary breast cancer and the available treatments. Nearly a third of people diagnosed with earlier stages of breast cancer will eventually develop advanced disease [1, 2].
OWise and Make 2nds Count are working together on an innovative series of blogs looking at the different types of secondary breast cancer and treatment available and then hearing from patients about their own experience of this incurable cancer. OWise, your personalised app for breast cancer
CT scans (computer tomography/CAT) use X-rays along with a computer to create a detailed image of a portion inside the body including organs, blood vessels and bones. They are often used in cancer treatment to diagnose where metastasis are and to monitor progression of disease.