Media coverage over recent weeks has consistently reminded us of how important it is for those with underlying health conditions to self shield to protect themselves from covid-19. For those living with secondary breast cancer, the continuous warnings and instructions to self-isolate can lead to a feeling of hopelessness - a recurring theme over on our Seconds Together Facebook group.
The Impact of Covid-19 On Trials & Medical ResearchLast month, in the UK the NIHR Clinical Research Network announced it is pausing the site set up of any new or ongoing studies at NHS and social care sites that are not nationally prioritised COVID-19 studies. While this is of course necessary to enable the research workforce to focus on combatting the pandemic or redeployment to frontline care, the implications for secondary breast cancer patients are huge.
As a cancer patient, I feel very lucky indeed. Why would I say that?
During such an uncertain time we are living through, here at Make 2nds Count, we understand that when you are already living with Secondary Breast Cancer it is also very frightening time. To make things easier to navigate we have gathered some useful resources.
Lisa, our founder, has been campaigning for secondary breast cancer patients experiencing uncertainty amidst Covid-19. On Tuesday night, she was interviewed by STV News about the uncertainty the global pandemic is causing cancer patients around Scotland.
Hi my name is Liz, I’m 54 and I live with my wife and our son in Edinburgh. I’m fortunate to be surrounded by family and friends here.
We were delighted to be invited to attend the Edinburgh Breast Cancer Special Symposium on Saturday 29th February. Our Head of Fundraising Emma was joined by our patient champions, Claire, Karen H and Karen T.
I was diagnosed with primary Breast Cancer in October 2015, at age 37. My treatment plan was neoadjuvant chemotherapy, radiotherapy, followed by a mastectomy with axillary lymph node clearance.
I've always been a bit of a fitness freak embracing the Green Goddess high cut leotards and shiny leggings of the 80s to the trendy but subtly branded sportswear of today. I've done aerobics, step, body combat, body pump, pilates, running, yoga and some heavy weight lifting....oh and you can throw some salsa dancing into all that as well.
Edinburgh Evening News Hot 30 list celebrates the key figures from the world of politics, sport, showbiz and beyond - giving them the recognition they deserve. Make 2nds Count founder Lisa Fleming came in at number 8!
Review by Martin Gray (Alledinburghtheatre.com) Christmas came early in aid of Make 2nds Count at St Giles’ Cathedral on Friday night. The shops may be decorated with tinsel, Channel Five may be filling its afternoons with festive films, but it takes a lot to get me into the Christmas spirit before 1 December.
We held our inaugural Gala Ball in March 2019, in the picturesque setting of Prestonfield House. The evening was filled with so many highs, from the reception drinks, with a flash mob dance troupe, to the rock choir who sang their hearts out to the outstanding cheque presentation where founder Lisa Fleming handed over a £100,000 check to Dr. Olga Oikonomidou from University of Edinburgh’s Breast Cancer Translational Research Group at the Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre.