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Support for people living with secondary breast cancer boosted by The Freemasons’ Grand Charity

HelenC_BCC
Monday, 24 December, 2012 - 12:08

Our services supporting people living with secondary breast cancer have received a tremendous boost in the form of a £50,000 award from The Freemasons’ Grand Charity.

Secondary breast cancer is when the primary cancer cells spread to another part of the body. It is incurable but, with improving treatments and support, it can often now be controlled so that people may live full lives for a significant time with this diagnosis.

There are an estimated 36,000 people living with secondary breast cancer in the UK, and we expect 150,000 requests for support over the next two years.

Our services are provided free and  include a confidential Helpline and email information from specialist nurses, an online forums, publications and Living with Secondary Cancer support group programmes. 

Chief Executive of Breast Cancer Care Samia al Qadhi said:

'I want to thank The Freemasons’ Grand Charity for their fantastic support of our work with people with secondary breast cancer. This patient group requires individual, if not bespoke care and their needs are more complex than those with a primary diagnosis.

'The Freemasons’ Grand Charity’s donation will enable us to answer more than 9,000 requests for support and help patients gain a greater understanding of their diagnosis, treatment and management of the condition.

'With our tailored services we offer not only specialised information but also give people with secondary breast cancer a chance to meet peers in a similar situation and support each other by sharing their experiences, emotions and concerns.'

The Freemasons’ Grand Charity is a grant-making charity dedicated to supporting people in need. It grants nearly £8 million each year.

Comments

Re: Support for people living with secondary breast cancer ...

Thanks for letting us know about this, it's great news for us secondary folk - keep up the good work!

Re: Support for people living with secondary breast cancer ...

Wonderful news. So pleased and thank you Freemasons. AS someone living with secondary breast cancer it is a wonderful boost. Thank you for telling us about the award BCC. Val

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