About the day
13 October is Secondary Breast Cancer Awareness Day. Part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the day is dedicated to publicising the issues affecting people with secondary breast cancer.
The day also focuses on campaigning for improvements in the treatment and care of the tens of thousands of people living with secondary breast cancer in the UK.
What does it mean to live with a diagnosis of secondary breast cancer?
13 October is Secondary Breast Cancer Awareness Day. Thank you to everyone who helped us raise awareness this year – read about the amount of people we reached on our newsblog.
Managing ongoing treatment, symptoms and side effects, roles and relationships, and making important life decisions much earlier than expected: living with secondary breast cancer can involve a huge number of issues that aren't always apparent to friends, family and colleagues. Good days and difficult days – everyone’s experience is different.
Find out what each day of the week holds for seven people living with secondary breast cancer, by watching our series of short films. And if you’re living with secondary breast cancer, tell us about a day in your life.
We’ve also published ‘A day in the life’ as a special limited edition booklet to mark the Awareness Day. Order your free copy today.
And help us create a twitter 'thunderclap' on the awareness day itself, 13 October – find out more here.
Jane Hatfield, Director of Policy and Research at Breast Cancer Care, has created a video about secondary breast cancer and what we, and you, are doing to raise awareness about the subject - watch it below.
We’re delighted that Community Channel is showing one of the ‘Day in the life’ films we made for Secondary Breast Cancer Awareness Day 2012.
Our film, which features volunteer Anne Shingler talking about living with secondary breast cancer, will be in the episode airing at 7am and 7pm todayand Thursday. Anne’s film is introduced at around 17'30’’. Watch on Virgin channel 233, Sky channel 539, Freeview channel 87, IPlayer and on their website at www.communitychannel.org
To mark last year’s awareness day we produced The little things that make a big difference, a collection of tips for people living with secondary breast cancer written by women who wanted to share practical things they’d found useful living with a secondary diagnosis.