Vita blog

| 01 September 2014
Switching off is difficult at the best of times but when you're going through treatment worries can be all consuming.
Jackie Scully | 20 August 2014
If you could change just one thing about your treatment for breast cancer, what would it be? For me I would have to choose the chemotherapy consent form.
Guest blogger | 12 August 2014
To mark the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, 22 women and two men will take to the catwalk for Breast Cancer Care’s London fashion show. This summer, some of the models who’ve all had breast cancer took part in a very special photoshoot.
| 06 August 2014
Like many people I used to pretend I was going to live forever. I didn’t give much, if any, thought to making a will or sorting out finances. But being diagnosed with secondary breast cancer changed all that.
Jackie Scully | 25 July 2014
Of all the things I thought I’d gain out of this rollercoaster that is active treatment, a running vest wasn’t one of them.
| 21 July 2014
Adding guilt to the cancer sufferer’s burden for the sake of a snappy headline seems to me pretty mean-spirited.
| 11 July 2014
The only certainty when you're living with a secondary cancer diagnosis is uncertainty. At every appointment I've had recently, they've thrown me another curveball.
Jackie Scully | 07 July 2014
Cancer has stripped me of the things I thought defined me, and in so doing has reminded me of who I really am and what it is that really matters.
| 17 June 2014
You don’t get used to scanxiety. I know a number of women with secondary breast cancer and there isn’t a single one who doesn’t dread seeing their oncologist for scan results.
| 12 June 2014
Agreeing to go on a trial is a completely personal choice and not the right option for everyone.