Lucy Jane Nash
6th August 2022

SBC & My Treatment (Lucy-Jane)

Has your treatment line changed since you completed SBC & Me last year? Yes How many changes to treatment have you had?

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6th August 2022

Tamoxifen

Tamoxifen Tamoxifen is a hormone therapy for breast cancer in both women and men. It lowers the risk of early breast cancer coming back (recurring) after surgery or developing in the other breast.

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Trastuzumab Emtansine
31st July 2022

What is Trastuzumab Emtansine

What is Trastuzumab Emtansine Trastuzumab emtansine is a type of targeted cancer drug. It is also known by its brand name Kadcyla and TDM1.

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Everolimus
24th July 2022

What is Everolimus

What is Everolimus Everolimus is a targeted cancer drug that blocks cancer growth. You might have everolimus if you have advanced breast cancer that is hormone receptor positive.

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17th July 2022

What is Pertuzamab

What is Pertuzamab Pertuzumab is a targeted cancer drug and is also known by its brand name Perjeta. What is it?It is a treatment for breast cancer.

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Ribociclib
3rd July 2022

Ribociclib

This week's blog is about Ribociclib in the treatment of secondary breast cancer. 

What has your experience of Ribociclib been?

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2nd July 2022

How Were You Diagnosed?

When were you diagnosed with secondary breast cancer? I was diagnosed with SBC on 16th March 2020.

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Palbociclib
26th June 2022

Palbociclib

This week’s blog is about Palbociclib in the treatment of Secondary Breast Cancer.

What has your experience of Palbociclib been?

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Steroids for Secondary Breast Cancer
19th June 2022

Steroids for Secondary Breast Cancer

You may have steroids as part of your treatment or to control symptoms and help you to feel better. Steroids may be given: with certain chemotherapy drugs to prevent an allergic reaction or to reduce sickness to reduce swelling and control pain when there is a secondary cancer in the liver to reduce pressure and relieve headaches and sickness when there is a secondary cancer in the brain.

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5th June 2022

Thermal Ablation

Thermal ablation is used to treat different types of cancer. It uses extreme temperatures (thermal) to destroy (ablate) cancer cells.

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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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