Secondary breast cancer 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.
Why is this so important? Not knowing how many people have been diagnosed makes it difficult for hospitals to plan services such as knowing how many nurses they need and to provide good care for people with secondary breast cancer. It also means it’s hard to truly know how successful a particular treatment for primary breast cancer actually was in making sure that fewer people go on to develop secondary disease.
We want to find out how many hospitals are recording the number of people diagnosed with secondary breast cancer so we can create a picture of what is happening across the country.
Our map shows each Hospital Trust in England and whether they are recording the number of people diagnosed with secondary breast cancer. Click on the pink button to explore the map.
Hospital Trust is collecting data
Hospital Trust is not collecting data
No response received yet
For more information on each hospital, click on the corresponding pin.
The map shows the information we’ve received from Hospital Trusts that manage several hospitals, so you may not see your individual hospital listed.
Every Hospital Trust in England has now been contacted and we are waiting for the final responses. If your Hospital Trust has written back to you, don’t forget to let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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