Lots of GPs (local doctors) run flu vaccination clinics from early Autumn. The vaccine is offered free to people who are more at risk of catching flu or of having more serious complications from it. This includes anyone with a weakened immune system because of cancer or treatment for cancer.
We often talk to callers on our Support Line and get questions through our Ask the Nurse email service about the side effects of treatment. One of these is peripheral neuropathy. This means damage to the peripheral nerves. Peripheral nerves send messages to and from the brain and the spinal cord (the central nervous system) to the rest of the body.
Since being diagnosed with secondary breast cancer in May 2014, Anne Boyle has taken part in countless fundraising events and is all set to do the Great Scottish Run next month. Anne tells us what motivates her and shares her top running tips.
Breast Cancer Care is warning that the widening gap between the number of people diagnosed and the number of clinical nurse specialists is putting pressure on nurses’ workloads, which will negatively affect quality of care.
This October Breast Cancer Care supports Marita Louis, will be working to make a difference to the lives of women facing breast cancer in India. Learn more about Marita's adventure and how you can even get involved.
Knowing your cancer can no longer be cured can be overwhelming and you may be given a lot of information which is difficult to take in, or you may feel you haven’t got enough information about the treatment and support you’ll need now and in the future. Gaining support from others who know how it is to be going through diagnosis and treatment of secondary breast cancer can be really helpful.