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.
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 .
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.
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.
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
A question we often get asked is “how can you be Stage 4 and also be NED or NEAD?” so we thought we’d help try and take away some of the confusion surrounding this topic. Firstly what is NED or NEAD.
Men Get Breast Cancer too!You can download Walk the Walk’s Check your Chest poster here Why Chest Check? With no routine screening, and currently little research, most male breast cancers are only found by Checking the Chest!
So far in our info posts we have covered where secondary breast cancer can spread to and also HER2 status. Today we are talking about Oestrogen receptor breast cancer or as it is more commonly known ER+ or ER-.
Life as a stage for cancer bod is tricky enough without throwing a global pandemic into the mix. For me Covid has bought with it both negatives & positives, let me explain...
In my opinion, shielding guidelines have been woolly from day one. They were put in place to protect the vulnerable, but in many cases, shielding has caused anxiety, frustration and fear, and that’s mainly due to the confusion.
Sites of Secondary Breast Cancer Breast cancer can spread from the breast to other parts of the body through the lymphatic system or the blood stread. The most common sites for breast cancer to spread to are the bones, lungs, liver and brain.
When you are diagnosed with secondary breast cancer you will be inundated with terminology which can be very overwhelming. This series of info posts will tell you a little bit more about each type of secondary breast cancer.HER2 Status HER2 or it's formal name of human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 is a gene that can play a role in the development of breast cancer.
One of the most common questions we're asked about secondary breast cancer is; what parts of the body does it impact? When breast cancer cells spreads to another site within the body through the lymphatic system or blood stream it is commonly referred to as metastases or ‘mets.’ The most common areas that breast cancer cells spread to are the bones, brain, liver, lungs and skin.
We hear about breast cancer on almost a daily basis, yet many people have never heard of secondary breast cancer and even though the disease kills on average 1,000 people every single month in the UK alone. So, what is Secondary Breast Cancer?