Everyone living with secondary breast cancer deserves the best care and support. Our latest Secondary. Not Second Rate report puts forward solutions to the challenges identified in our campaign, presenting work around the UK and internationally that demonstrates better care and support in the areas of diagnosis, data collection, and support and nursing care.
We know that many people with secondary breast cancer receive care which is inferior to the care that is received by people with primary breast cancer. Together we can campaign for the care and support they need, when they need it.
People really don't realise. They think, 'Oh that's it, finished'. No, it's with you for life. Every time I go walking I think, 'Will I see the bluebells next year?'.
Ione, living with secondary breast cancer
'David’s one of the only people who completely gets the implication of a secondary diagnosis, from an emotional point of view.'
Throughout our Secondary. Not Second Rate. campaign we've put together reports of the standards of care for people living with secondary breast cancer.
Being told I had incurable secondary breast cancer felt like going into the abyss. It is hugely isolating. What I need most is emotional and psychological support, yet I still don’t have a specialist nurse.