Our campaign for secondary breast cancer calls for everyone living with this disease to get the care and support they need, every day, from day one.
Around 36,000 people in the UK living with secondary breast cancer. This is when breast cancer cells have spread to other parts of the body, most commonly to the bones, liver, lungs or brain. Secondary breast cancer is incurable but treatable and some people live with the disease for a number of years. Unfortunately, the care and support people with the disease recieve is often inadequate.
Some people living with secondary breast cancer create a bucket list, which contains all the things they really want to achieve in their lifetime. Our bucket list for secondary breast cancer calls for five things that would make a big difference to people living with the disease.
I have a 10 year-old daughter. I want to be there when she goes to secondary school. When she gets her GCSE results. Goes to her first prom. That’s my bucket list.Emma
Alongside Secondary Breast Cancer Awareness Day we will be hosting a week of live chat sessions from October 12 - October 16 on specific topics, exclusively for those with a secondary breast cancer diagnosis.