Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2020

A long but very important post coming up – please read this. It’s nearly October and we all know what’s in store - #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth – a sea of pink. I’ve been asked a couple of times how to respond to the silly pink games, tutus and feather boas that you will see during October, and have decided to write about the [...]

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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 [...]

The two Jo’s 2016 big challenge

Late 2015 after the Manchester to Blackpool bike ride my friend Jo Cunningham had a vision of completing various events over 2016 to raise money for The Christie, kicked off [...]

Side effects of surgery, chemo, treatments and update

Changing seasons It’s that time of year again, Autumn has passed, the leaves have fell off the trees, the clocks have gone back, the days are shorter (thankfully the [...]