metastatic breast cancer

New Year Resolutions

I wrote a blog back in 2014 “Pinktober it will turn you green” which mentioned the amount of people that decided to make a new year resolution of exercise [...]

Surgery, “Special Achievement Award” from Oldham Sports Awards and there’s more…

Surgery In January 2018 I had a follow up appointment with my breast surgeon. This isn’t my original surgeon from North Manchester hospital.  I happened [...]

ESMO18 Munich October 2018

Before ESMO2019 I wanted to give you a look at last years blog that I had written and never published until now.  I was suppose to be at ESMO2019 but sadly I [...]

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 [...]

Informed Consent

When I was first diagnosed with my secondary breast cancer, my oncologist said that the disease was “treatable but not curable” and those words ring [...]

Mary

Mary now has a terminal disease, there are drugs and trials out there in the rest of the world but she can’t access them because she lives in the UK.  [...]

ABC4 – Advanced Breast Cancer 4 Lisbon Portugal – October 2017

In October 2017 it was the ABC4 conference and I haven't posted my blog until now (there's a reason behind this at the end) - this is a conference specifically [...]

ABCD Exercise Retreat to Recovery

"MOTIVATION & EXERCISE THROUGH RECOVERY & BEYOND" Earlier this year I applied to the National Lottery for their "Awards for All" grant after my [...]

ESMO17 – European Society of Medical Oncology 2017 conference in Madrid

FRIDAY It was an early morning flight to Madrid so I had to get up at 3.30am with taxi pick up at 4am for the 6.30am flight. I've never been to Terminal 3 [...]

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 [...]