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Board member Lesley has had a busy month representing the secondary breast cancer community. The Conversation This podcast, part of a series called 'Medicine Made For You' looks at genes, clinical trials and how it might be possible for the NHS to take on a more personalised approach when it comes to our health. Read more 


Shielding In England: Mary's Story

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. Read more 

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Where Secondary Breast Cancer Can Spread

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. Read more 

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Celebrating Small Charities Week with Little Lifts

This week is Small Charities Week, so we thought it'd be a nice idea to celebrate with our friends at Little Lifts! This morning, Make 2nds Count Fundraising Manager, Emma, chatted to Oa, founder of Little Lifts on Instagram Live. Read more 

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Treatment During Covid-19: Abigail

By way of introduction, I was diagnosed with primary breast cancer (ER+, HER2-) in February 2017. I was 43. Read more 

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Types of Secondary Breast Cancer: HER2

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. Read more 

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Make 2nds Count in the News 

As part of our Giving Hope: Coronavirus Crisis Appeal, Make 2nds Count has been campaigning to raise awareness of how delays to cancer research, treatment and trials are impacting the secondary breast cancer community. Last week, Make 2nds Count trustee Lesley Stephen was interviewed by BBC Scotland reporter Joanne MacAuley, during which she explained how being accepted for the last place on a drugs trial four years ago, gave her precious time with her family she never thought was possible. Read more 


My SBC Journey: Danielle

When were you diagnosed with SBC? I was diagnosed on 8th November 2018 aged 29 How were you diagnosed with SBC? Read more 

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2 years on

Looking back at the 29th May 2018, it's hard to believe that Make 2nds Count is 2 years old! I will never forget my husband Euan's reaction when I turned to him mid-chemotherapy in 2017 and told him that I wanted to make a change and set up a charity to fund research for secondary breast cancer. Read more 

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The essential restart of clinical trials to give secondary breast cancer patients hope

It has been widely reported in the last week that in the UK recruitment to clinical trials for cancer including secondary breast cancer have been stopped because of Covid-19. As a result, many stage 4 patients are missing out on potentially life-saving access to drugs that could keep them alive for longer. Read more 


Giving Hope: Make 2nds Count Coronavirus Crisis Appeal

Make 2nds Count launches Covid-19 Hardship Fund and new community services to support secondary breast cancer patients during the crisis. Edinburgh based charity shines the spotlight on the impact of Coronavirus on secondary breast cancer patients. Read more 

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Tea & Chat

The coronavirus situation has shaken us all and changed our lives in many different ways! So, we thought it'd be a good idea to sit down together (virtually) for a Tea & A Chat! Read more 

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