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Would you know what to say to someone who has a diagnosis of breast cancer that’s spread?
Sunday 13 October is Secondary Breast Cancer Awareness Day. It’s an opportunity to raise awareness of the side of breast cancer that many people simply aren’t aware of – a secondary or metastatic breast cancer diagnosis.
We often hear from people who have secondary breast cancer that when they try to explain their diagnosis to well-meaning friends, family and colleagues, they can really put their foot in it with their reactions.
We’ve compiled some of the unwelcome responses to individuals’ secondary breast cancer diagnosis. It’s a way to highlight the reality of living with an incurable illness. We hope many others will share the comments they’ve heard and, as a result, understanding increases (and inappropriate comments decrease!).
Share this infographic to help us reach those living with a diagnosis of secondary breast cancer and raise awareness of the secondary breast cancer services we provide.
If you are worried about what you can say and do to support your friend or loved one, you can find more information and sources of support on our secondaries services page.