Life on a Phase 1 Clinical Trial

When I was told in late 2015 that I’d secured the last place on a phase 1 clinical trial, I didn’t in my wildest dreams think I’d end up still on that trial almost 4 years later. I had been diagnosed de novo (another unnecessarily complicated medical term which means ‘from the start’) in 2014 with Her2 breast cancer that had already spread to [...]

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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 [...]

The Paterson Institute Drug Discovery Unit Visit

Monday 27th March 2017 I was invited to the Paterson Institute Drug Discovery Unit which is next door to The Christie Hospital part of Cancer Research UK where the [...]

A plea to the Breast Cancer Ambassadors re Kadcyla & other drugs

Dear Breast Cancer Ambassador, As a secondary breast cancer advocacy group we are asking for your help as Breast Cancer Ambassador.  The process to approve and fund new [...]

There is no “I” in TEAM

Have a look at the two articles, the first is from June 2016 and the second is from March 2017 - notice anything different?   Yes, I seen to have been missed out from the [...]