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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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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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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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28th December 2021

Education 2022 #fightingtobeheard

We published research in October with YouGov - 38% of the adult population in the UK don't know what secondary breast cancer is. This highlights the massive gap in awareness and education of secondary breast cancer and the work that needs done to change this.

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Carboplatin Patient Experience
17th December 2021

Carboplatin - Patient Experience

As part of our series looking at different chemotherapy treatments for secondary breast cancer, Sarah Michaeloudis shares her experience of Carboplatin this week.

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5th December 2021

Types of Chemotherapy for Secondary Breast Cancer: Carboplatin

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 Carboplatin.

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28th November 2021

Eribulin Mesylate - Patient Experience

As part of our series looking at different chemotherapy treatments for secondary breast cancer, Emma Emery shares her experience of Eribulin Mesylate this week.

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7th November 2021

Types of Chemotherapy for Secondary Breast Cancer: Gemcitabine

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.


If you’ve had this chemotherapy as part of your treatment and you’d be happy to share your experience with us, please email support@make2ndscount.co.uk and we’ll be in touch.

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30th October 2021

Epirubicin - Patient Experience

As part of our series looking at different chemotherapy treatments for secondary breast cancer, Val Boxall shares her experience of Epirubicin) this week.

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