Surgery, “Special Achievement Award” from Oldham Sports Awards & ESMO

Surgery In January 2018 I had a follow up appointment with my breast surgeon. This isn’t my original surgeon, I happened to miss 2 appointments possibly for a mammogram (rescheduled them due to one on my daughters birthday and some other issue probably to do with chemo at the time) to which I was told that I couldn’t have another appointment and [...]

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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 [...]