Round up of the lows and highs of 2020…

It's nearly 2021 and I recently wrote about the trauma of what happened this year and posted it on facebook…   It’s been an utter shit year. Covid happened. Diagnosed with a brain met (ie secondary breast cancer in my brain) - targeted radiotherapy for it. Surgery to remove SBC lymph nodes under my left arm all under [...]

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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 [...]