Lisa’s ride to recovery

In April 2018 my world changed dramatically when I found out I had breast cancer. I had always been so fit and healthy. Life was good, my husband had just set up his own business and my two teenage children were sitting final school exams. So suddenly being diagnosed with cancer was a shock to the whole family. I am an active member of a [...]

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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 [...]

Happy 50th Birthday! by Cheryl Cruwys from Breast Density Matters

 In 2013,had decided to move to France, my husband had retired early, and after 15 years as a French teacher; now that the kids had gone to University, it was time for a [...]

World Cancer Day 4th February 2017

What does World Cancer Day mean to you? This was a question we asked on the weekly Tuesday night Breast Cancer Chat WorldWide twitter chat this week.  (follow them on [...]