ESMO17 – European Society of Medical Oncology 2017 conference in Madrid

FRIDAY It was an early morning flight to Madrid so I had to get up at 3.30am with taxi pick up at 4am for the 6.30am flight. I've never been to Terminal 3 at Manchester airport before and it seemed to be full of hen, stag and party weekends. People having pints, bottles (yes bottles) of fizz and large glasses of wine at 5am. And people wonder why there [...]

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2017 – it’s been a busy year…

It's been a busy year, lots has happened with ABCD and myself in 2017. With the results from the bone and CT scans and the word “stable” has been used.  I've not been [...]

Update re previous blog & infographic

I thought I’d let you know where I am with everything that’s happened lately. Breast Cancer Care looked into what happened, and after a discussion and review of events I [...]

Letter to your MP about secondary/metastatic/advanced breast cancer

Dear (MP),   I am writing to urge you to act now about metastatic breast cancer (also known as secondary breast cancer). Metastatic breast cancer is cancer that has [...]

Don’t Talk To Me About Charity

A friend asked me a few days ago "you work so hard! Do you find it difficult as you work on breast cancer all the time?" The honest answer is no, I don't really think of it [...]

If you want something done, well do it yourself…

Secondary Breast Cancer Data & Statistics   I started to campaign about the lack of data and statistics for secondary breast cancer back at the end of 2015 as [...]

Secondary Breast Cancer Infographic – #SBCinfographic

In 2015 I produced an infographic which I felt was hugely needed for patients understanding the "red flag symptoms" of secondary/metastatic/advanced breast cancer. The [...]

Lucy and Maggie’s

I attended the opening of the new Maggie's centre which is located at the Royal Oldham hospital. The Oldham Maggie's centre is the 21st building built by the charity in [...]

Grabbing life with both hands

The previous week to surgery on the Wednesday (my surgery was booked for Thursday 11th May)  I had a CT scan and on the way home had a call from a nurse at Wythenshawe [...]

The gift that keeps on giving…

It was January since my last update and lots has happened with myself and at abcd towers. Thankfully February turned out to be a good month with the results from the bone [...]

Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer drugs funding and trials – London

I was in London on the 22nd March 2017, the day that the tragic incident happened on Westminster Bridge. I was actually invited by Gerard Dugdill of the Pink Ribbon Magazine [...]