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24th May 2022

Find Your Local Billboard

Our #FightingToBeHeard campaign is in full swing and we have billboards located around the UK! Billboard locations change regularly and this blog will be updated with the most up to date information.

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Lesley Stephen
19th May 2022

Clinical Trials Day

When I was diagnosed out of the blue in March 2014 with advanced breast cancer, I never thought that I would be living with a good quality of life 8 years on. I’m Her2 positive, and spent my first 18 months post diagnosis rattling through all the standard treatments, (including an expensive self-funded spell on Kadcyla before it was approved in Scotland – and which didn’t work,).

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2nd May 2022

How Were You Diagnosed?

When were you diagnosed with secondary breast cancer? March 2016 confirmed.

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1st May 2022

Immunotherapy

Continuing on our Sunday series of educational blogs around secondary breast cancer treatments; this week we are highlighting Immunotherapy.

Have you had experience of this? 

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24th April 2022

Electrochemotherapy

Continuing our series of blogs on treatments you may have for secondary breast cancer, this week we’re focusing on Electrochemotherapy.

Do you have experience of this treatment?

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17th April 2022

Whole Brain Radiotherapy

Whole Brain Radiotherapy [WBRT] is given when cancer cells from another part of the body have spread to and developed in the brain. The aim of the WBRT is to help relieve any symptoms or prevent symptoms from developing and to slow down the growth of the cancer.

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10th April 2022

Radiotherapy

Radiotherapy uses high energy x-rays to treat cancer cells. It can shrink the cancer, relieve symptoms, and help you feel more comfortable.

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26th March 2022

Portacath

Let’s find out more about Portacaths. Chemotherapy requires people to receive frequent doses of intravenous therapy over a long period; a portacath is a small piece of medical equipment that can make this procedure more comfortable for patients.

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12th March 2022

PICC Line

A PICC line - peripherally inserted central catheter line - is used to give someone chemotherapy treatment or other medicines. A PICC line is a long, thin, hollow, flexible tube called a catheter.

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19th February 2022

Cyberknife

‘It’s in your brain’. As I heard my oncologist relay the results of my scan to me, I felt my blood run cold.

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Lesley Stephen
10th February 2022

Life on a Phase 1 clinical trial

When I was told in late 2015 that I’d secured the last place on a phase 1 clinical trial, I didn’t in my wildest dreams think I’d end up still on that trial almost four years later. I had been diagnosed de novo (another unnecessarily complicated medical term which means ‘from the start’) in 2014 with Her2 breast cancer that had already spread to my liver, lungs and bones – then a year later into my brain.

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30th January 2022

Types of Chemotherapy for Secondary Breast Cancer: Gemcitabine & Paclitaxel (GemTaxol)

We are looking at different types of chemotherapy - how you take it and possible side-effects - and then hearing from a patient about their experience. This week it’s Gemcitabine and Paclitaxel (GemTaxol)

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26th January 2022

We have raised over £1,000,000!

From the first day I sat in my hospital chair to begin a gruelling chemotherapy regime, I knew that when I felt ‘well enough’ I wanted to make a change. I wanted to raise awareness and funds to support research into secondary breast cancer.

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23rd January 2022

Types of Chemotherapy for Secondary Breast Cancer: Fluorouracil

We are looking at different types of chemotherapy - how you take it and possible side-effects - and then hearing from a patient about their experience. This week it’s Fluorouracil also known as 5FU.

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Cyclophosphamide Patient Experience
16th January 2022

Cyclophosphamide - Patient Experience

As part of our series looking at different chemotherapy treatments for secondary breast cancer, Alexia Gayle shares her experience of Cyclophosphamide this week.

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