13 October is Secondary Breast Cancer Awareness Day. While we offer unique services for women with secondary breast cancer, we know that most women are still not receiving the ongoing, specialised support they need when they are diagnosed with this disease.
Invite your MP to our event so they can find out how they can ensure that people living with secondary breast cancer access the vital support they need.
We want everyone with secondary breast cancer to have access to a Secondary Support Package from the point of diagnosis to help them to live well with breast cancer. Invite your MP to our event so they can find out how to take action.
My whole life and the lives of those around me fell apart and changed forever. Following my diagnosis, in the space of a 20-minute consultation, I felt I lost my identity and my future with those I love.
Jo, diagnosed aged 40
We want everyone diagnosed to have a Secondary Support Package embedded in their treatment. This would ensure that everyone has a discussion about their physical and emotional needs with a healthcare professional, has access to a nurse specialist, is referred to specialist services if needed and can access a health and wellbeing event.
Throughout our Secondary. Not Second Rate. campaign we've put together reports of the standards of care for people living with secondary breast cancer.