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01.04.20

Lisa on STV News

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. Read more 

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13.03.20

Meet out Ambassadors - Liz

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. Read more 

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29.02.20

Edinburgh Breast Cancer Symposium

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. Read more 

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28.02.20

Secondary Breast Cancer: Where Can It Impact?

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. Read more 

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12.02.20

Meet Our Champions: Claire

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. Read more 

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05.02.20

Kicking Cancer's Ass in The Gym

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. Read more 

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02.02.20

What Is Secondary Breast Cancer?

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? Read more 

Clinical trial blog v2
22.01.20

Why are recruitment rates for trials dropping?

Why isn’t every patient with cancer offered a clinical trial? Why are my six little pills not available to every metastatic Her2 patient now? Read more 

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08.01.20

A Christmas filled with cheer and tinged with fear…

It’s Christmas!!! The dulcet tones of Noddy Holder fills the house and I can’t help but smile. Read more 

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30.12.19

Our founder makes the top 10!

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! Read more 

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15.12.19

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. Read more 

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24.11.19

Concert Review

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. Read more 

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