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“The first time she was diagnosed I was eight years old,” Julián Ríos Cantú tells @techcrunch. Cantú says that his mother’s second diagnosis was originally missed through standard screenings because her high breast density obscured the tumours from the X-ray. So he co-founded @higiatech, developing a way to "improve the value of women’s lives and support them in identifying breast abnormalities and cancers early in order to ensure the highest likelihood of survival." EVA is a bio-sensing bra insert that uses thermal sensing and artificial intelligence to identify abnormal temperatures in the breast that can correlate to tumour growth. You can read more about this technology here: https://tcrn.ch/2BiKH1u

#BreastCancer #BreastCancerScreening #SecondaryBreastCancer #SecondaryBreastCancerAwareness #EVA #Bra #CoppaFeel #DoMoreForStage4 #Make2ndsCount
“The first time she was diagnosed I was eight years old,” Julián Ríos Cantú tells @techcrunch. Cantú says that his mother’s second diagnosis was originally missed through standard screenings because her high breast density obscured the tumours from the X-ray. So he co-founded @higiatech, developing a way to "improve the value of women’s lives and support them in identifying breast abnormalities and cancers early in order to ensure the highest likelihood of survival." EVA is a bio-sensing bra insert that uses thermal sensing and artificial intelligence to identify abnormal temperatures in the breast that can correlate to tumour growth. You can read more about this technology here: https://tcrn.ch/2BiKH1u #BreastCancer  #BreastCancerScreening  #SecondaryBreastCancer  #SecondaryBreastCancerAwareness  #EVA  #Bra  #CoppaFeel  #DoMoreForStage4  #Make2ndsCount 
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Sadly, a few months later, Beth found out the cancer had spread to her hip and pelvis and was now incurable. But four and a half years on, Beth is still with her family and living her life to the full as much as she can. She’s now on a combination of drugs including hormone therapy and Herceptin which are currently working well. She treasures every day with Mikey and Amelia, making memories together while they still can.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#Repost  @breastcancernow with @get_repost ・・・ "I kept thinking of Amelia. She was too young to understand any of this, but I knew how much she needed me."⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Just one month after her wedding in 2013, Beth was told she had breast cancer. She was 22 years old. Beth and Mikey had been together five years and had a beautiful 18-month old daughter, Amelia.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Sadly, a few months later, Beth found out the cancer had spread to her hip and pelvis and was now incurable. But four and a half years on, Beth is still with her family and living her life to the full as much as she can. She’s now on a combination of drugs including hormone therapy and Herceptin which are currently working well. She treasures every day with Mikey and Amelia, making memories together while they still can.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Much of our research focuses on finding new treatments to give women like Beth more time. We’ve revolutionised the way breast cancer is treated through the discovery of targeted drugs with fewer side effects and improved surgery and radiotherapy options.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Click the link in our bio if you want to see Beth's full story.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #BreastCancer  #BreastCancerResearch  #BreastCancerAwareness  #breastcancercampaign  #storyteller  #storytelling  #mystory  #storytellingphotography  #secondarybreastcancer 
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Sadly, a few months later, Beth found out the cancer had spread to her hip and pelvis and was now incurable. But four and a half years on, Beth is still with her family and living her life to the full as much as she can. She’s now on a combination of drugs including hormone therapy and Herceptin which are currently working well. She treasures every day with Mikey and Amelia, making memories together while they still can.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Our story on @breastcancernow #Repost  @breastcancernow with @get_repost ・・・ "I kept thinking of Amelia. She was too young to understand any of this, but I knew how much she needed me."⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Just one month after her wedding in 2013, Beth was told she had breast cancer. She was 22 years old. Beth and Mikey had been together five years and had a beautiful 18-month old daughter, Amelia.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Sadly, a few months later, Beth found out the cancer had spread to her hip and pelvis and was now incurable. But four and a half years on, Beth is still with her family and living her life to the full as much as she can. She’s now on a combination of drugs including hormone therapy and Herceptin which are currently working well. She treasures every day with Mikey and Amelia, making memories together while they still can.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Much of our research focuses on finding new treatments to give women like Beth more time. We’ve revolutionised the way breast cancer is treated through the discovery of targeted drugs with fewer side effects and improved surgery and radiotherapy options.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Click the link in our bio if you want to see Beth's full story.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #BreastCancer  #BreastCancerResearch  #BreastCancerAwareness  #breastcancercampaign  #storyteller  #storytelling  #mystory  #storytellingphotography  #secondarybreastcancer 
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"I kept thinking of Amelia. She was too young to understand any of this, but I knew how much she needed me."⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Just one month after her wedding in 2013, Beth was told she had breast cancer. She was 22 years old. Beth and Mikey had been together five years and had a beautiful 18-month old daughter, Amelia.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Sadly, a few months later, Beth found out the cancer had spread to her hip and pelvis and was now incurable. But four and a half years on, Beth is still with her family and living her life to the full as much as she can. She’s now on a combination of drugs including hormone therapy and Herceptin which are currently working well. She treasures every day with Mikey and Amelia, making memories together while they still can.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Much of our research focuses on finding new treatments to give women like Beth more time. We’ve revolutionised the way breast cancer is treated through the discovery of targeted drugs with fewer side effects and improved surgery and radiotherapy options.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Our story on @breastcancernow #Repost  @breastcancernow with @get_repost ・・・ "I kept thinking of Amelia. She was too young to understand any of this, but I knew how much she needed me."⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Just one month after her wedding in 2013, Beth was told she had breast cancer. She was 22 years old. Beth and Mikey had been together five years and had a beautiful 18-month old daughter, Amelia.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Sadly, a few months later, Beth found out the cancer had spread to her hip and pelvis and was now incurable. But four and a half years on, Beth is still with her family and living her life to the full as much as she can. She’s now on a combination of drugs including hormone therapy and Herceptin which are currently working well. She treasures every day with Mikey and Amelia, making memories together while they still can.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Much of our research focuses on finding new treatments to give women like Beth more time. We’ve revolutionised the way breast cancer is treated through the discovery of targeted drugs with fewer side effects and improved surgery and radiotherapy options.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Click the link in our bio if you want to see Beth's full story.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #BreastCancer  #BreastCancerResearch  #BreastCancerAwareness  #breastcancercampaign  #storyteller  #storytelling  #mystory  #storytellingphotography  #secondarybreastcancer 
What happens at each stage of breast cancer? That's a very good question, and one that many people feel very much in the dark about. It can be difficult to find out this information if you're unsure where to look. We're campaigning to raise awareness of secondary breast cancer, that's Stage 4 in this useful article by @medicalnewstoday: http://bit.ly/2OKpbVb. We're also fundraising for research into this incurable form of the illness, in the hope that a cure will one day be found. #MyBoobsAreKillingMe

#secondarybreastcancer #secondarybreastcancerawareness #stage4breastcancer #metastaticbreastcancer #breastcancer #breastcancerawareness #cancersucks #cancerawareness #cancer #livingwithcancer #domoreforstage4 #make2ndscount
What happens at each stage of breast cancer? That's a very good question, and one that many people feel very much in the dark about. It can be difficult to find out this information if you're unsure where to look. We're campaigning to raise awareness of secondary breast cancer, that's Stage 4 in this useful article by @medicalnewstoday: http://bit.ly/2OKpbVb. We're also fundraising for research into this incurable form of the illness, in the hope that a cure will one day be found. #MyBoobsAreKillingMe  #secondarybreastcancer  #secondarybreastcancerawareness  #stage4breastcancer  #metastaticbreastcancer  #breastcancer  #breastcancerawareness  #cancersucks  #cancerawareness  #cancer  #livingwithcancer  #domoreforstage4  #make2ndscount 
Scan results are in... STABLE! 🙌
Can I get a whoop whoop? #breastcancer #secondarybreastcancer #scanxiety
Campaigners have warned that they will go to war to protect further cuts to services at the Vale of Leven Hospital, writes the @scottishdailyrecord (http://bit.ly/2nAyVFQ). It emerged last month that NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde want to remove the breast cancer screening service from the Alexandria facility, meaning that local women would need to attend Paisley’s Royal Alexandra Hospital for vital tests. The health board insist no final decision has been made, leaving Hospitalwatch an opening to press home their concerns. Fingers crossed for a positive resolution. Breast cancer screening really is of vital importance. #MyBoobsAreKillingMe

#breastcancer #secondarybreastcancer #breastcancerawareness #secondarybreastcancerawareness #domoreforstage4 #make2ndscount #glasgow #paisley #NHS #breastcancerscreening #hospitalwatch
Campaigners have warned that they will go to war to protect further cuts to services at the Vale of Leven Hospital, writes the @scottishdailyrecord (http://bit.ly/2nAyVFQ). It emerged last month that NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde want to remove the breast cancer screening service from the Alexandria facility, meaning that local women would need to attend Paisley’s Royal Alexandra Hospital for vital tests. The health board insist no final decision has been made, leaving Hospitalwatch an opening to press home their concerns. Fingers crossed for a positive resolution. Breast cancer screening really is of vital importance. #MyBoobsAreKillingMe  #breastcancer  #secondarybreastcancer  #breastcancerawareness  #secondarybreastcancerawareness  #domoreforstage4  #make2ndscount  #glasgow  #paisley  #NHS  #breastcancerscreening  #hospitalwatch 
Inspiration from my tee this morning at my check up appointment. This is the first appointment my onc has actually used the phrase "no new evidence of disease" I'm actually NED. So bloody happy.
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Inspiration from my tee this morning at my check up appointment. This is the first appointment my onc has actually used the phrase "no new evidence of disease" I'm actually NED. So bloody happy. #secondarybreastcancer  #kickingcancersbutt 
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Amberley: "It was only by chance that I found the lump. I wasn’t checking, as I hadn’t checked my boobs before. I didn’t know how to, and didn’t think I needed to, as I was way too young for cancer (or that’s what I thought anyway). I assumed it might have just been breast tissue, so I didn’t worry or think anything of it, but still asked my boyfriend for a second opinion.
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He encouraged me to get it checked so I booked an appointment at the doctors. I was then referred to a breast clinic to have some tests done, but I wasn’t worrying or losing sleep over it. After going on an amazing holiday with my friends, I came back to my results appointment feeling optimistic and then BAM, the dreaded words came… it’s cancer."
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Amberley was diagnosed with breast cancer on 28 June 2017, at the age of 23. She now wears it pink to raise awareness for the disease, and highlight the importance of checking your breasts. 💗💗
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"Everything the consultant said after that was a blur, I couldn’t concentrate on anything he was saying or what the diagnosis entailed. I then had the view that I couldn’t do anything about it, so I just needed to get on with it and kick cancers butt!
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It is so important that everyone is vigilant and checks their breasts frequently, and not to think ‘I’m too young’ like I did. Cancer doesn’t care who you are, how old you are or anything - it will attack you if it wants to. Please, please, please check regularly."
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#WIP2018 #breastcancer #secondarybreastcancer #breastcancerresearch #breastcancerreasearch #breastcancersurvivor  #storyteller #storytelling #mystory #storytellingphotography #wearitpink #whatcancernaija #whatsyourbreastcancerstory #breastcancer #breastcancersupport
#Repost  @breastcancernow (@get_repost) ・・・ Amberley: "It was only by chance that I found the lump. I wasn’t checking, as I hadn’t checked my boobs before. I didn’t know how to, and didn’t think I needed to, as I was way too young for cancer (or that’s what I thought anyway). I assumed it might have just been breast tissue, so I didn’t worry or think anything of it, but still asked my boyfriend for a second opinion. . He encouraged me to get it checked so I booked an appointment at the doctors. I was then referred to a breast clinic to have some tests done, but I wasn’t worrying or losing sleep over it. After going on an amazing holiday with my friends, I came back to my results appointment feeling optimistic and then BAM, the dreaded words came… it’s cancer." . Amberley was diagnosed with breast cancer on 28 June 2017, at the age of 23. She now wears it pink to raise awareness for the disease, and highlight the importance of checking your breasts. 💗💗 . "Everything the consultant said after that was a blur, I couldn’t concentrate on anything he was saying or what the diagnosis entailed. I then had the view that I couldn’t do anything about it, so I just needed to get on with it and kick cancers butt! . It is so important that everyone is vigilant and checks their breasts frequently, and not to think ‘I’m too young’ like I did. Cancer doesn’t care who you are, how old you are or anything - it will attack you if it wants to. Please, please, please check regularly." . . . #WIP2018  #breastcancer  #secondarybreastcancer  #breastcancerresearch  #breastcancerreasearch  #breastcancersurvivor  #storyteller  #storytelling  #mystory  #storytellingphotography  #wearitpink  #whatcancernaija  #whatsyourbreastcancerstory  #breastcancer  #breastcancersupport 
We absolutely love this article in the Aberdeen Evening Express. Jemma McRae, who is a dance teacher and owner of Academy Street Dance Studio, received a transfusion while undergoing chemotherapy after developing a skin infection. She is living with secondary breast cancer. She wrote a poem to thank the Scottish Blood Transfusion Service and to raise awareness of the need for donors, and it has reached far and wide. You can read the article by copying and pasting this link into your browser: http://bit.ly/2P6ZPl4.

#DoMoreForStage4 #BloodTransfusion #BloodDonation #Poem #Poetry #SecondaryBreastCancer #SecondaryBreastCancerAwareness #MetastaticBreastCancer #Stage4BreastCancer #Make2ndsCount #MyBoobsAreKillingMe
We absolutely love this article in the Aberdeen Evening Express. Jemma McRae, who is a dance teacher and owner of Academy Street Dance Studio, received a transfusion while undergoing chemotherapy after developing a skin infection. She is living with secondary breast cancer. She wrote a poem to thank the Scottish Blood Transfusion Service and to raise awareness of the need for donors, and it has reached far and wide. You can read the article by copying and pasting this link into your browser: http://bit.ly/2P6ZPl4. #DoMoreForStage4  #BloodTransfusion  #BloodDonation  #Poem  #Poetry  #SecondaryBreastCancer  #SecondaryBreastCancerAwareness  #MetastaticBreastCancer  #Stage4BreastCancer  #Make2ndsCount  #MyBoobsAreKillingMe 
A wish for the week ahead, by the brilliant @sweatpantsandcoffee 💕 
#positivity #strength #secondarybreastcancer #stage4needsmore #metastaticbreastcancer #stage4 #domoreforstage4 #make2ndscount
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‪What do you do when your friend is too ill to come to your wedding? Wait until she’s feeling a bit better and re-enact it on her doorstep! #breastcancer ‬
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‪WEDDING - TAKE 2:‬ ‪What do you do when your friend is too ill to come to your wedding? Wait until she’s feeling a bit better and re-enact it on her doorstep! #breastcancer  ‬ ‪#secondarybreastcancer  ‬
"This year, my sister - my wee sister - has had surgery, and chemo and scans and more surgery. In March, post-second-op, we sat opposite her consultant together, hearts racing in tandem, our hands bound tightly into one clenched fist; me silently making deals with powers I don’t believe in in a bid to make it all go away.  Smiling on the outside, reassuring her it was all going to be okay I could never have prepared us for what was coming next.  It was in her bones. I cracked.  I couldn’t catch my breath.  I cried in front of her for the first time, hoping upon hope they had made a mistake. But there has been no mistake. Tracey has secondary breast cancer in the bone and we have all had to find a way to live in a new state of normal." This article by Nicola Martin of @scbpperth gives an insight into the experience of having a loved one who has been diagnosed with secondary breast cancer. You can read it by copying and pasting this link into your browser: https://www.smallcitybigpersonality.co.uk/Me-My-Sister-and-Her-Cancer

We're raising money for research into secondary breast cancer and to raise awareness of this incurable illness. We're also working to increase the support that's available to those who are living with stage 4 breast cancer, their friends and families. Please get in touch with us if you would like to find out more (link in bio). #MyBoobsAreKillingMe

#SecondaryBreastCancer #SecondaryBreastCancerAwareness #Stage4BreastCancer #MetastaticBreastCancer #ScottishCharity #DoMoreForStage4 #Make2ndsCount
"This year, my sister - my wee sister - has had surgery, and chemo and scans and more surgery. In March, post-second-op, we sat opposite her consultant together, hearts racing in tandem, our hands bound tightly into one clenched fist; me silently making deals with powers I don’t believe in in a bid to make it all go away. Smiling on the outside, reassuring her it was all going to be okay I could never have prepared us for what was coming next. It was in her bones. I cracked. I couldn’t catch my breath. I cried in front of her for the first time, hoping upon hope they had made a mistake. But there has been no mistake. Tracey has secondary breast cancer in the bone and we have all had to find a way to live in a new state of normal." This article by Nicola Martin of @scbpperth gives an insight into the experience of having a loved one who has been diagnosed with secondary breast cancer. You can read it by copying and pasting this link into your browser: https://www.smallcitybigpersonality.co.uk/Me-My-Sister-and-Her-Cancer We're raising money for research into secondary breast cancer and to raise awareness of this incurable illness. We're also working to increase the support that's available to those who are living with stage 4 breast cancer, their friends and families. Please get in touch with us if you would like to find out more (link in bio). #MyBoobsAreKillingMe  #SecondaryBreastCancer  #SecondaryBreastCancerAwareness  #Stage4BreastCancer  #MetastaticBreastCancer  #ScottishCharity  #DoMoreForStage4  #Make2ndsCount 
About 30% of those who have had breast cancer will go on to be diagnosed with secondary breast cancer, which is incurable. It’s a shocking statistic and one that not many people are aware of. 
Our #throwbackthursday post is of a really inspirational article by @heatherslaw, who is living this statistic. “I’m about to turn 40.  Along with many other nearly-thirty year olds, I did go on to marry the love of my life, but some things on my list didn’t go as planned. My breast cancer metastasised to my liver and bones, which meant more chemotherapy, more tablets, and less control.” You can find more of her story here: https://m.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/turning-40-with-secondary-breast-cancer_uk_5a3bd613e4b06d1621b28837

We’re raising funds for more research into secondary breast cancer for which we desperately hope there will one day be a cure. If you would like to get involved in our fundraising efforts, or if you or a loved one is living with secondary breast cancer, then you can get in touch with us at the link in our bio. We’d love to hear from you. #MyBoobsAreKillingMe

#secondarybreastcancer #secondarybreastcancerawareness #breastcancer #cancer #stage4breastcancer #domoreforstage4 #Make2ndsCount
About 30% of those who have had breast cancer will go on to be diagnosed with secondary breast cancer, which is incurable. It’s a shocking statistic and one that not many people are aware of. Our #throwbackthursday  post is of a really inspirational article by @heatherslaw, who is living this statistic. “I’m about to turn 40. Along with many other nearly-thirty year olds, I did go on to marry the love of my life, but some things on my list didn’t go as planned. My breast cancer metastasised to my liver and bones, which meant more chemotherapy, more tablets, and less control.” You can find more of her story here: https://m.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/turning-40-with-secondary-breast-cancer_uk_5a3bd613e4b06d1621b28837 We’re raising funds for more research into secondary breast cancer for which we desperately hope there will one day be a cure. If you would like to get involved in our fundraising efforts, or if you or a loved one is living with secondary breast cancer, then you can get in touch with us at the link in our bio. We’d love to hear from you. #MyBoobsAreKillingMe  #secondarybreastcancer  #secondarybreastcancerawareness  #breastcancer  #cancer  #stage4breastcancer  #domoreforstage4  #Make2ndsCount 
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🕘 📺 Did you watch last night's wonderful documentary about @jules_peters 's fight against breast cancer on BBC  Wales? If you missed "My Cancer Journey" you can catch up now clicking the link in our bio.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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In July 2016 Jules Peters was diagnosed with breast cancer. Now, 15 months after successful treatment, the programme follows the mother-of-two and wife of Alarm frontman Mike Peters as she undergoes reconstructive surgery, meets other women at different stages in their own journey through the disease and explores how such a devastating diagnosis affects women's ideas of body image, femininity and sexuality - and how she now sees her experience of cancer as an 'unlikely blessing'.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#MyCancerJourney #breastcancer #secondarybreastcancer #breastcancerresearch #breastcancerreasearch #breastcancersurvivor #livelife #storyteller #storytelling #mystory #storytellingphotography #thealarm #wales #julespeters #mikeandjules @bbccymruwales
Please follow us: @breastcancerbook132 😀😂 📷 Credit: : @breastcancernow 😅😉 🕘 📺 Did you watch last night's wonderful documentary about @jules_peters 's fight against breast cancer on BBC Wales? If you missed "My Cancer Journey" you can catch up now clicking the link in our bio.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In July 2016 Jules Peters was diagnosed with breast cancer. Now, 15 months after successful treatment, the programme follows the mother-of-two and wife of Alarm frontman Mike Peters as she undergoes reconstructive surgery, meets other women at different stages in their own journey through the disease and explores how such a devastating diagnosis affects women's ideas of body image, femininity and sexuality - and how she now sees her experience of cancer as an 'unlikely blessing'.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #MyCancerJourney  #breastcancer  #secondarybreastcancer  #breastcancerresearch  #breastcancerreasearch  #breastcancersurvivor  #livelife  #storyteller  #storytelling  #mystory  #storytellingphotography  #thealarm  #wales  #julespeters  #mikeandjules  @bbccymruwales
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In July 2016, Jules Peters was diagnosed with breast cancer. Now, 15 months after successful treatment, the programme follows the mother-of-two and wife of @thealarm frontman Mike Peters as she undergoes reconstructive surgery, meets other women at different stages in their own journey through the disease and explores how such a devastating diagnosis affects women's ideas of body image, femininity and sexuality - and how she now sees her experience of cancer as an 'unlikely blessing'.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#MyCancerJourney #breastcancer #secondarybreastcancer #breastcancerresearch #breastcancerreasearch #breastcancersurvivor #livelife #storyteller #storytelling #mystory #storytellingphotography #thealarm #wales #julespeters #mikeandjules @bbccymruwales
🕘 📺 Did you watch last night's wonderful documentary about @jules_peters's fight against breast cancer on BBC Wales? If you missed "My Cancer Journey" you can catch up now clicking the link in our bio.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In July 2016, Jules Peters was diagnosed with breast cancer. Now, 15 months after successful treatment, the programme follows the mother-of-two and wife of @thealarm frontman Mike Peters as she undergoes reconstructive surgery, meets other women at different stages in their own journey through the disease and explores how such a devastating diagnosis affects women's ideas of body image, femininity and sexuality - and how she now sees her experience of cancer as an 'unlikely blessing'.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #MyCancerJourney  #breastcancer  #secondarybreastcancer  #breastcancerresearch  #breastcancerreasearch  #breastcancersurvivor  #livelife  #storyteller  #storytelling  #mystory  #storytellingphotography  #thealarm  #wales  #julespeters  #mikeandjules  @bbccymruwales
Researchers are observing the mechanism of metastasis for the first time. Metastasis, or the formation of secondary tumours, is a leading contributor to the vast majority of deaths related to cancer. The University of Minnesota Twin Cities - @umnpics - is researching the exact mechanisms for how broken cellular function appears in cells far removed from a cancer's primary tumour. They're hoping to explain a century-old hypothesis for how cancer forms hybrids within the body, leading to metastasis. You can read more about this groundbreaking research here: http://bit.ly/2vtfJOx #MyBoobsAreKillingMe

#metastasis #armedwithknowledge #cancerresearch #secondarybreastcancer #secondarybreastcancerawareness #stage4cancer #breastcancer #cancer #DoMoreForStage4 #Make2ndsCount
Researchers are observing the mechanism of metastasis for the first time. Metastasis, or the formation of secondary tumours, is a leading contributor to the vast majority of deaths related to cancer. The University of Minnesota Twin Cities - @umnpics - is researching the exact mechanisms for how broken cellular function appears in cells far removed from a cancer's primary tumour. They're hoping to explain a century-old hypothesis for how cancer forms hybrids within the body, leading to metastasis. You can read more about this groundbreaking research here: http://bit.ly/2vtfJOx #MyBoobsAreKillingMe  #metastasis  #armedwithknowledge  #cancerresearch  #secondarybreastcancer  #secondarybreastcancerawareness  #stage4cancer  #breastcancer  #cancer  #DoMoreForStage4  #Make2ndsCount 
Please follow us: @breastcancerschool49 😀😂 📷 Credit: : @breastcancer_middle_age_40_60 😅😉
Sharon says: "I was diagnosed in 2013 with primary breast cancer. When I was first told the news, I was devastated, and thought about whether I would be around for my kids when they were older. I told my husband ‘normality prevails’ and that is where our journey started."⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I have worked with the charity for a variety of campaigns. Since starting in 2014 I have organised fund raising balls, fashion shows, golf days, pizza evenings, food festivals to name but a few. In 2016, I was named 'fundraiser of the year' for Pride of Reading. I recently held an afternoon vintage tea on a boat. All these events raise awareness and funds, and together this has raised over £40k!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Taking part in the wear it pink campaign meant I could encourage others to do something fun and raise money. So, join me on Friday 19 October to show unity and to raise awareness, and raise funds for this cause that affects so many. The cure is in the cause."⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Please follow us: @breastcancerschool49 😀😂 📷 Credit: : @breastcancer_middle_age_40_60 😅😉 Sharon says: "I was diagnosed in 2013 with primary breast cancer. When I was first told the news, I was devastated, and thought about whether I would be around for my kids when they were older. I told my husband ‘normality prevails’ and that is where our journey started."⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Sharon was diagnosed with primary breast cancer in 2013. Since then, she and her family have been fundraising for Breast Cancer Now.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "My treatment included 6 rounds of chemotherapy, a mastectomy, 15 sessions of radiotherapy, 18 Herceptin sessions and reconstructive surgery 2 years later. Since going through this, and after my recovery, I changed my diet and became more active. I learnt to make the most of each day!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I support Breast Cancer Now because of my diagnosis. I wanted to give back. Treatment has progressed tenfold and I would perhaps be worse off if funds had not been raised for this charity.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I have worked with the charity for a variety of campaigns. Since starting in 2014 I have organised fund raising balls, fashion shows, golf days, pizza evenings, food festivals to name but a few. In 2016, I was named 'fundraiser of the year' for Pride of Reading. I recently held an afternoon vintage tea on a boat. All these events raise awareness and funds, and together this has raised over £40k!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Taking part in the wear it pink campaign meant I could encourage others to do something fun and raise money. So, join me on Friday 19 October to show unity and to raise awareness, and raise funds for this cause that affects so many. The cure is in the cause."⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #WIP2018  #breastcancer  #secondarybreastcancer  #breastcancerresearch  #breastcancerreasearch  #breastcancersurvivor  #storyteller  #storytelling  #mystory  #storytellingphotography  #wearitpink 
Sharon says: "I was diagnosed in 2013 with primary breast cancer. When I was first told the news, I was devastated, and thought about whether I would be around for my kids when they were older. I told my husband ‘normality prevails’ and that is where our journey started."⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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"My treatment included 6 rounds of chemotherapy, a mastectomy, 15 sessions of radiotherapy, 18 Herceptin sessions and reconstructive surgery 2 years later. Since going through this, and after my recovery, I changed my diet and became more active. I learnt to make the most of each day!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I have worked with the charity for a variety of campaigns. Since starting in 2014 I have organised fund raising balls, fashion shows, golf days, pizza evenings, food festivals to name but a few. In 2016, I was named 'fundraiser of the year' for Pride of Reading. I recently held an afternoon vintage tea on a boat. All these events raise awareness and funds, and together this has raised over £40k!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Sharon says: "I was diagnosed in 2013 with primary breast cancer. When I was first told the news, I was devastated, and thought about whether I would be around for my kids when they were older. I told my husband ‘normality prevails’ and that is where our journey started."⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Sharon was diagnosed with primary breast cancer in 2013. Since then, she and her family have been fundraising for Breast Cancer Now.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "My treatment included 6 rounds of chemotherapy, a mastectomy, 15 sessions of radiotherapy, 18 Herceptin sessions and reconstructive surgery 2 years later. Since going through this, and after my recovery, I changed my diet and became more active. I learnt to make the most of each day!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I support Breast Cancer Now because of my diagnosis. I wanted to give back. Treatment has progressed tenfold and I would perhaps be worse off if funds had not been raised for this charity.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I have worked with the charity for a variety of campaigns. Since starting in 2014 I have organised fund raising balls, fashion shows, golf days, pizza evenings, food festivals to name but a few. In 2016, I was named 'fundraiser of the year' for Pride of Reading. I recently held an afternoon vintage tea on a boat. All these events raise awareness and funds, and together this has raised over £40k!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Taking part in the wear it pink campaign meant I could encourage others to do something fun and raise money. So, join me on Friday 19 October to show unity and to raise awareness, and raise funds for this cause that affects so many. The cure is in the cause."⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #WIP2018  #breastcancer  #secondarybreastcancer  #breastcancerresearch  #breastcancerreasearch  #breastcancersurvivor  #storyteller  #storytelling  #mystory  #storytellingphotography  #wearitpink 
1 year.
1 whole year.
This was the day it all became real.
The day my little boy cried his heart out.
There was no hiding it from him or anyone.
2 weeks after my first chemo.
I was so full of fight.
I was told I was curable and that was my goal.
I had no idea how hard the year was going to be.
I have so much love for myself.
So my respect for my body.
My treatment will never be over.
My new normal will become my normal.
My hair will be as it was.
From the outside I will look healed.
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1 year. 1 whole year. This was the day it all became real. The day my little boy cried his heart out. There was no hiding it from him or anyone. 2 weeks after my first chemo. I was so full of fight. I was told I was curable and that was my goal. I had no idea how hard the year was going to be. I have so much love for myself. So my respect for my body. My treatment will never be over. My new normal will become my normal. My hair will be as it was. From the outside I will look healed. . . . . . #breastcancercare  #breastcancer  #stage4  #secondarybreastcancer  #bravetheshave 
Sharon says: "I was diagnosed in 2013 with primary breast cancer. When I was first told the news, I was devastated, and thought about whether I would be around for my kids when they were older. I told my husband ‘normality prevails’ and that is where our journey started."⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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"My treatment included 6 rounds of chemotherapy, a mastectomy, 15 sessions of radiotherapy, 18 Herceptin sessions and reconstructive surgery 2 years later. Since going through this, and after my recovery, I changed my diet and became more active. I learnt to make the most of each day!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I have worked with the charity for a variety of campaigns. Since starting in 2014 I have organised fund raising balls, fashion shows, golf days, pizza evenings, food festivals to name but a few. In 2016, I was named 'fundraiser of the year' for Pride of Reading. I recently held an afternoon vintage tea on a boat. All these events raise awareness and funds, and together this has raised over £40k!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Sharon says: "I was diagnosed in 2013 with primary breast cancer. When I was first told the news, I was devastated, and thought about whether I would be around for my kids when they were older. I told my husband ‘normality prevails’ and that is where our journey started."⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Sharon was diagnosed with primary breast cancer in 2013. Since then, she and her family have been fundraising for Breast Cancer Now.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "My treatment included 6 rounds of chemotherapy, a mastectomy, 15 sessions of radiotherapy, 18 Herceptin sessions and reconstructive surgery 2 years later. Since going through this, and after my recovery, I changed my diet and became more active. I learnt to make the most of each day!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I support Breast Cancer Now because of my diagnosis. I wanted to give back. Treatment has progressed tenfold and I would perhaps be worse off if funds had not been raised for this charity.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I have worked with the charity for a variety of campaigns. Since starting in 2014 I have organised fund raising balls, fashion shows, golf days, pizza evenings, food festivals to name but a few. In 2016, I was named 'fundraiser of the year' for Pride of Reading. I recently held an afternoon vintage tea on a boat. All these events raise awareness and funds, and together this has raised over £40k!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Taking part in the wear it pink campaign meant I could encourage others to do something fun and raise money. So, join me on Friday 19 October to show unity and to raise awareness, and raise funds for this cause that affects so many. The cure is in the cause."⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #WIP2018  #breastcancer  #secondarybreastcancer  #breastcancerresearch  #breastcancerreasearch  #breastcancersurvivor  #storyteller  #storytelling  #mystory  #storytellingphotography  #wearitpink 
Kids are out for the day so time to catch up with sleep. #caughtnapping #naptime #alwaystired #breastcancer #secondarybreastcancer #backpain #hotwaterbottle #toohotforitthough
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This BBC Radio Four programme with Dr Mark Porter about biosimilars (close copies of biologic drugs) is fascinating. The specialist UK cancer centre at London's Royal Marsden found they give the same clinical benefit at a fraction of the cost. ]
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b92wyn

#DoMoreForStage4 #SecondaryBreastCancer #SecondaryBreastCancerAwareness #Make2ndsCiub
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#Repost  @make2ndscount (@get_repost) ・・・ This BBC Radio Four programme with Dr Mark Porter about biosimilars (close copies of biologic drugs) is fascinating. The specialist UK cancer centre at London's Royal Marsden found they give the same clinical benefit at a fraction of the cost. ] https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b92wyn #DoMoreForStage4  #SecondaryBreastCancer  #SecondaryBreastCancerAwareness  #Make2ndsCiub  #Repost  @make2ndscount (@get_repost) ・・・
This BBC Radio Four programme with Dr Mark Porter about biosimilars (close copies of biologic drugs) is fascinating. The specialist UK cancer centre at London's Royal Marsden found they give the same clinical benefit at a fraction of the cost. ]

#DoMoreForStage4 #SecondaryBreastCancer #SecondaryBreastCancerAwareness #Make2ndsCount
Three-monthly CT today. Now my veins are full of ‘am I gonna die, dye’ and my brain is full of ‘what ifs’. “Breathe in and hold your breath...” for one to two weeks, until you get the results... #scanxiety
#SecondaryBreastCancer
#BreastCancerReality
#CancerRightNow
Despite a day that began with the garden lashed by rain and high winds, the weather cleared up and dried out and we were able to have a fantastic fund-raising garden party for @breast_cancer_care
It looks like a combination of hugely generous donations from my friends on the day and the Facebook donation link has helped to raise nearly £800, which is just phenomenal! 
Thank you all for making my 42nd birthday really special, with an especially big thank you to Ryan Jones for entertaining us all with beautiful music, my parents Barbara and Jonathan Barker (the homemade cornflake cakes and scones went down brilliantly) and the magnificent Sophie and Sue who helped get everything ready. 
#strawberrytea #gardenparty
#afternoontea #deliciouscakes
#birthday #rainfree #idealweather
#breastcancercare 
#secondarybreastcancer
#fundraising
Despite a day that began with the garden lashed by rain and high winds, the weather cleared up and dried out and we were able to have a fantastic fund-raising garden party for @breast_cancer_care It looks like a combination of hugely generous donations from my friends on the day and the Facebook donation link has helped to raise nearly £800, which is just phenomenal! Thank you all for making my 42nd birthday really special, with an especially big thank you to Ryan Jones for entertaining us all with beautiful music, my parents Barbara and Jonathan Barker (the homemade cornflake cakes and scones went down brilliantly) and the magnificent Sophie and Sue who helped get everything ready. #strawberrytea  #gardenparty  #afternoontea  #deliciouscakes  #birthday  #rainfree  #idealweather  #breastcancercare  #secondarybreastcancer  #fundraising 
Just over a year ago I was having intensive physio on my shoulder after my major operation from discovering my cancer had returned and today I'm paddleboardind around the bay of villa franche. Back then I never thought it would be possible to continue my love of travel or try new activities but I love it.

#paddleboarding #sup #southoffrance #sea #holiday #boating #cancer #blog #makeithappen #lifewithcancer #adventure  #livinganewnormal #cancerlife #stage4 #livinglife #travel  #secondarybreastcancer
Just over a year ago I was having intensive physio on my shoulder after my major operation from discovering my cancer had returned and today I'm paddleboardind around the bay of villa franche. Back then I never thought it would be possible to continue my love of travel or try new activities but I love it. #paddleboarding  #sup  #southoffrance  #sea  #holiday  #boating  #cancer  #blog  #makeithappen  #lifewithcancer  #adventure  #livinganewnormal  #cancerlife  #stage4  #livinglife  #travel  #secondarybreastcancer 
A bit of self love today to perk me up after sad news yesterday and today about people passing :( #lookafteryourself #selflove #flowerlovers #cancerisabitch #takentoosoon #secondarybreastcancer #domoreforstage4 #metastaticbreastcancer #stage4breastcancer
If you are living with secondary breast cancer, Christmas can be difficult. Talk to people who understand how you feel on our Forum at anytime.

#metastaticbreastcancer #secondarybreastcancer #breastcancer #breastcancercare
Another huge thank you!
This time to Rory, who ran the Dundee Half Marathon recently - wearing one of our stylish running vests - whilst raising £300 for Make 2nds Count. 
If you are interested in doing a charity run for Make 2nds Count, please get in touch. We’d love to hear from you!
#domoreforstage4 #dundeehalfdram #dundeehalfmarathon #fundraising #secondarybreastcancer #charity
I’m writing to reach all the people who, like me, have been personally affected by being denied access to the breast cancer drug Perjeta. The Perjeta Now campaign needs us all to come together to make this life-changing drug available on Scotland’s NHS. 
Back in May, when I first shared my story, I never dreamt it would make such a big difference! Speaking out about being denied Perjeta helped put the issue in the news and at the top of the political agenda. 
Since then, over 8,800 people have signed our Perjeta Now petition. We’ve convinced drug company Roche to make a fresh application to the SMC - the body in charge of approving medicines – to consider making Perjeta available on Scotland’s NHS. 
But we now need to make sure that all sides reach a deal quickly. Real-life stories of why this drug is important are so powerful and it’s what our campaign needs to end this injustice once and for all. 
What happens when you share your story?
Once you share your experience, Breast Cancer Now will get in touch to discuss where you’d be happy for your story to appear. You aren’t committing to anything by filling in the form, Breast Cancer Now would never share anything without your approval. 
Your story might be shared on social media, to encourage others to sign the petition; or it could be in the media, to help keep the campaign in the news. 
Wherever it’s used, it will really help the Perjeta Now campaign – I can vouch for that! So please, if you’ve got a story to tell about what Perjeta means to you or a loved one, then share it today. 
What would Perjeta mean to you?

Link in bio. #perjeta #perjetanow #breastcancernow #tellyourstory #breastcancer #stagefour #secondarybreastcancer
I’m writing to reach all the people who, like me, have been personally affected by being denied access to the breast cancer drug Perjeta. The Perjeta Now campaign needs us all to come together to make this life-changing drug available on Scotland’s NHS. Back in May, when I first shared my story, I never dreamt it would make such a big difference! Speaking out about being denied Perjeta helped put the issue in the news and at the top of the political agenda. Since then, over 8,800 people have signed our Perjeta Now petition. We’ve convinced drug company Roche to make a fresh application to the SMC - the body in charge of approving medicines – to consider making Perjeta available on Scotland’s NHS. But we now need to make sure that all sides reach a deal quickly. Real-life stories of why this drug is important are so powerful and it’s what our campaign needs to end this injustice once and for all. What happens when you share your story? Once you share your experience, Breast Cancer Now will get in touch to discuss where you’d be happy for your story to appear. You aren’t committing to anything by filling in the form, Breast Cancer Now would never share anything without your approval. Your story might be shared on social media, to encourage others to sign the petition; or it could be in the media, to help keep the campaign in the news. Wherever it’s used, it will really help the Perjeta Now campaign – I can vouch for that! So please, if you’ve got a story to tell about what Perjeta means to you or a loved one, then share it today. What would Perjeta mean to you? Link in bio. #perjeta  #perjetanow  #breastcancernow  #tellyourstory  #breastcancer  #stagefour  #secondarybreastcancer 
Announcing our ‘Family Fun Day’ in aid of Make 2nds Count! This will be a day full of live bands, family fun, games and inflatables taking place at The Pentland Inn, Loanhead on Sunday 26th August! 
Tickets will be available from The Pentland Inn, Louise Milligan or by emailing hello@make2ndscount.co.uk
#domoreforstage4 #pentlandinn #funday #sundayfunday #inflatables #livemusic #secondarybreastcancer
Amelie, one of our youngest supporters, was due to run the Mini Mudder at Tough Mudder recently when, sadly, it was cancelled at short notice. 
Undeterred, instead she did a 9 mile bike ride around Millport today with her Grandad, wearing her tshirt with pride and raising money at the same time!
Amazing work, Amelie!!!
#domoreforstage4 #secondarybreastcancer #younginspiration #fundraising #charity
Amelie, one of our youngest supporters, was due to run the Mini Mudder at Tough Mudder recently when, sadly, it was cancelled at short notice. Undeterred, instead she did a 9 mile bike ride around Millport today with her Grandad, wearing her tshirt with pride and raising money at the same time! Amazing work, Amelie!!! #domoreforstage4  #secondarybreastcancer  #younginspiration  #fundraising  #charity 
Today I climbed to the top of @camobscura1 and back down again! A small thing for most but this time last year I couldn’t walk! (And I appear to have got married on the way down 😂) FU cancer FU! #rehabgoals #strength #stepbystep #determination #support #metastaticbreastcancer #stage4breastcancer #secondarybreastcancer #make2ndscount #domoreforstage4
A quick reminder that the lovely folk at @directionscotland are hosting their morning mindful walk tomorrow morning at Portobello Beach, Edinburgh at 10am.

Although the event is free, they will be welcoming donations for Make 2nds Count.

Places are limited but you can still sign up via www.direction.org.uk

It's looking like a lovely morning tomorrow - what better way to start your day?! https://www.facebook.com/events/242864932931038/

#domoreforstage4 #directionscotland #mindfulness #portobello #secondarybreastcancer
A quick reminder that the lovely folk at @directionscotland are hosting their morning mindful walk tomorrow morning at Portobello Beach, Edinburgh at 10am. Although the event is free, they will be welcoming donations for Make 2nds Count. Places are limited but you can still sign up via www.direction.org.uk It's looking like a lovely morning tomorrow - what better way to start your day?! https://www.facebook.com/events/242864932931038/ #domoreforstage4  #directionscotland  #mindfulness  #portobello  #secondarybreastcancer 
Today I am having my sixth blood transfusion since October, my third at the wonderful Falmouth Hospital. It's such a different experience coming here, much calmer and far more comfortable - it's a tiny ward with only two bays, phenomenal nursing and there's a bed too, so I can put my feet up, watch a bit of iPlayer and relax, even doze off! 😎
Thank you so much to all the donors who give their blood for patients like me to benefit from and to @givebloodnhs who make it all possible. The O positive blood I am having today was donated on 3rd July in Plymouth. 🏨💉💟
My last few transfusions have really had a positive impact on my HB (anaemia) score in my blood tests, going from a dangerous low of 56 a few months ago, to around 70 and now up to 92 on my last test. I am hoping that today's transfusion will take me to over that important 100 mark and maybe even near to the magical 120, which would be at the bottom end of the normal range. 
#givebloodnhs #bloodtransfusion 
#falmouthhospital #communityhospital
#opositive #blooddonorsareheroes 
#cancerpatient #nhslove
#secondarybreastcancer
#make2ndscount #secondarynotsecondrate
#channellingmyinnervampire
Today I am having my sixth blood transfusion since October, my third at the wonderful Falmouth Hospital. It's such a different experience coming here, much calmer and far more comfortable - it's a tiny ward with only two bays, phenomenal nursing and there's a bed too, so I can put my feet up, watch a bit of iPlayer and relax, even doze off! 😎 Thank you so much to all the donors who give their blood for patients like me to benefit from and to @givebloodnhs who make it all possible. The O positive blood I am having today was donated on 3rd July in Plymouth. 🏨💉💟 My last few transfusions have really had a positive impact on my HB (anaemia) score in my blood tests, going from a dangerous low of 56 a few months ago, to around 70 and now up to 92 on my last test. I am hoping that today's transfusion will take me to over that important 100 mark and maybe even near to the magical 120, which would be at the bottom end of the normal range. #givebloodnhs  #bloodtransfusion  #falmouthhospital  #communityhospital  #opositive  #blooddonorsareheroes  #cancerpatient  #nhslove  #secondarybreastcancer  #make2ndscount  #secondarynotsecondrate  #channellingmyinnervampire 
I still can’t believe I’m going to be involved in this incredible fundraising event, at the London Palladium, for a wonderful breast cancer charity - very exciting and very surreal 😍
Contact me direct if you’re interested in tickets.
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#Repost @futuredreamscharity with @get_repost
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Such a stellar line up for #FDTEN !
So many sensational acts performing including, All Saints, Paloma Faith, Melanie C, Alexandra Burke, Dreamgirls, Chicago the Musical, Mamma Mia!, La Voix, Helen George, Bonnie Langford, Paul Zerdin, Camilla Kerslake, The Royal Ballet & Birmingham Royal Ballet and we have fabulous presenters Gaby Roslin, Edith Bowman & Vernon Kay .... WOW. What a night it will be!
🎀🌟🎀
Seats are selling fast so don’t miss out - see the link in our bio (@futuredreamscharity )
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#mondaymotivation #musical #theatre #westend #dreams #share #together #raisingawareness #breastcancerawareness #futuredreams #metastaticbreastcancer #secondarybreastcancer
I still can’t believe I’m going to be involved in this incredible fundraising event, at the London Palladium, for a wonderful breast cancer charity - very exciting and very surreal 😍 Contact me direct if you’re interested in tickets. . . . #Repost  @futuredreamscharity with @get_repost ・・・ Such a stellar line up for #FDTEN  ! So many sensational acts performing including, All Saints, Paloma Faith, Melanie C, Alexandra Burke, Dreamgirls, Chicago the Musical, Mamma Mia!, La Voix, Helen George, Bonnie Langford, Paul Zerdin, Camilla Kerslake, The Royal Ballet & Birmingham Royal Ballet and we have fabulous presenters Gaby Roslin, Edith Bowman & Vernon Kay .... WOW. What a night it will be! 🎀🌟🎀 Seats are selling fast so don’t miss out - see the link in our bio (@futuredreamscharity ) . . #mondaymotivation  #musical  #theatre  #westend  #dreams  #share  #together  #raisingawareness  #breastcancerawareness  #futuredreams  #metastaticbreastcancer  #secondarybreastcancer 
Super grateful to @weeslice who is bringing Slice in the City to Edinburgh! Insta pals unite! The event will also be raising money for @make2ndscount!
Be there for an afternoon of networking, nibbles, gin & rum cocktails from @strathearn_distillery (2 x complimentary drinks tokens on arrival), face painting from @fantooshface and an opportunity to check out the wares of some cracking small businesses!  #weeslice #sliceinthecity #edinburghblogger #girlgang #fundraising #make2ndscount #secondarybreastcancer #metastaticbreastcancer #domoreforstage4
Super grateful to @weeslice who is bringing Slice in the City to Edinburgh! Insta pals unite! The event will also be raising money for @make2ndscount! Be there for an afternoon of networking, nibbles, gin & rum cocktails from @strathearn_distillery (2 x complimentary drinks tokens on arrival), face painting from @fantooshface and an opportunity to check out the wares of some cracking small businesses! #weeslice  #sliceinthecity  #edinburghblogger  #girlgang  #fundraising  #make2ndscount  #secondarybreastcancer  #metastaticbreastcancer  #domoreforstage4 
We are delighted that the lovely @weeslice is holding her next 'Slice in the City' here in Edinburgh at the stunning @apexhotels in the Grassmarket in aid of @make2ndscount 
You are in for an afternoon of networking, nibbles, gin & rum cocktails from @strathearn_distillery (2 x complimentary drinks tokens on arrival), face painting from @fantooshface and an opportunity to check out the wares of some of my favourite small businesses! Early booking is a must!  Booking link in bio #sliceinthecity #weeslice #edinburghbloggers #fundraising #domoreforstage4 #make2ndscount #secondarybreastcancer #girlfriends #girlsunite #fuckcancer
We are delighted that the lovely @weeslice is holding her next 'Slice in the City' here in Edinburgh at the stunning @apexhotels in the Grassmarket in aid of @make2ndscount You are in for an afternoon of networking, nibbles, gin & rum cocktails from @strathearn_distillery (2 x complimentary drinks tokens on arrival), face painting from @fantooshface and an opportunity to check out the wares of some of my favourite small businesses! Early booking is a must! Booking link in bio #sliceinthecity  #weeslice  #edinburghbloggers  #fundraising  #domoreforstage4  #make2ndscount  #secondarybreastcancer  #girlfriends  #girlsunite  #fuckcancer 
Read or listen to Jo's beautiful poem 'No More Cake' exploring her secondary breast cancer diagnosis almost 5 years after her primary treatment finished.
#breastcancercare #breastcancer #poetry #poem #poemsofinstagram #secondarybreastcancer
Read or listen to Jo's beautiful poem 'No More Cake' exploring her secondary breast cancer diagnosis almost 5 years after her primary treatment finished.
#breastcancercare #breastcancer #poetry #poem #poemsofinstagram #secondarybreastcancer
Read or listen to Jo's beautiful poem 'No More Cake' exploring her secondary breast cancer diagnosis almost 5 years after her primary treatment finished.
#breastcancercare #breastcancer #poetry #poem #poemsofinstagram #secondarybreastcancer
My thoughts for the day. Having a bit of a tough time of it at the moment and I really couldn't carry on without the love and support from my friends. They are there whenever I need them. #friends #friendships #bestfriends #toughtimes #breastcancer #secondarybreastcancer #ifuckinghatecancer
❤️ My poem ♥️ #Repost @breast_cancer_care
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Read or listen to Jo's beautiful poem 'No More Cake' exploring her secondary breast cancer diagnosis almost 5 years after her primary treatment finished. 
#breastcancercare #breastcancer #poetry #poem #poemsofinstagram #secondarybreastcancer
Over a week ago now but this was the most amazing day @claridgeshotel for #afternoontea with my gorgeous girls. 
#famousfive #claridges #lauraslifeisforlivinglist #livinglife #livingwithcancer  #secondarybreastcancer #bucketlist #friends #experiences
At Nanan Wendy’s bench with grandad, eating a spikey mike from #greggs 😅Missing you so much mum, feels like you’ve been gone a lifetime 😞 #breastcancer #breastcancerawareness #secondarybreastcancer #secondarybreastcancerawareness #memorialbench #treasureothers #1yearold #oneyearold #baby #grandad #family #mumlife #momlife #myworld #bestfriends
We were delighted to be in the spotlight earlier this year when the talented cast of @productionsblackout held a bucket shake at the end of each performance for us! The cast raised over £400 for us! #fundraising #secondarybreastcancer #love #make2ndscount #domoreforstage4 #metastaticbreastcancer
That time when your oncologist is God on Earth. 
When you hear the word ‘remission’ and you can’t quite believe he said it. Yeeesss! You heard right. One minute I’m in scanxiety mode and a bag of nerves; the fear and trepidation like no other emotions. Yet ready I am to face the music and receive my PET scan results. In the next instant I’m in the land of euphoria! 
It’s at times like these when I feel for those who don’t get the good news, those who start arranging their own funerals and then leave their families in tatters. I think of the friends I’ve known, loved and lost since my diagnosis almost 11 years ago and then I think of the future. I dream of a future where our children may live fearlessly if the ‘c’ word were ever to be mentioned. 
This is why we must continue raising awareness. Research costs millions; but with hope, determination and the funds, of course, a scientist somewhere will make that breakthrough. We can all do our bit to try and make the world a safer place for future generations. 
I came home this evening to find this beautiful bouquet of flowers, courtesy of my son and his girlfriend. For my family and friends, it’s been a tearful but momentous day. We’ve cried but only joyous tears have been flowing. 
I’ll take that. 
I may not know you all in person but let me express how grateful I am for all the good wishes, the thoughts, the prayers, the lit candles, the encouragement and the support. 
This is a heartfelt THANK YOU ❤️
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#breastcancerawareness #bonemets #uniboob #mastectomy #chemotherapy #radiotherapy #mastectomy #cancerandexercise #breastcancertreatment #breastcancerresearch #happytohelp #axillaclearance #secondarybreastcancer #enfield #breastcancersupporter #stayingpositive #stayingstrong #livefearlessly #denosumab #exemestane #everolimus #breastcancernow #breastcancercare
That time when your oncologist is God on Earth. When you hear the word ‘remission’ and you can’t quite believe he said it. Yeeesss! You heard right. One minute I’m in scanxiety mode and a bag of nerves; the fear and trepidation like no other emotions. Yet ready I am to face the music and receive my PET scan results. In the next instant I’m in the land of euphoria! It’s at times like these when I feel for those who don’t get the good news, those who start arranging their own funerals and then leave their families in tatters. I think of the friends I’ve known, loved and lost since my diagnosis almost 11 years ago and then I think of the future. I dream of a future where our children may live fearlessly if the ‘c’ word were ever to be mentioned. This is why we must continue raising awareness. Research costs millions; but with hope, determination and the funds, of course, a scientist somewhere will make that breakthrough. We can all do our bit to try and make the world a safer place for future generations. I came home this evening to find this beautiful bouquet of flowers, courtesy of my son and his girlfriend. For my family and friends, it’s been a tearful but momentous day. We’ve cried but only joyous tears have been flowing. I’ll take that. I may not know you all in person but let me express how grateful I am for all the good wishes, the thoughts, the prayers, the lit candles, the encouragement and the support. This is a heartfelt THANK YOU ❤️ . . #breastcancerawareness  #bonemets  #uniboob  #mastectomy  #chemotherapy  #radiotherapy  #mastectomy  #cancerandexercise  #breastcancertreatment  #breastcancerresearch  #happytohelp  #axillaclearance  #secondarybreastcancer  #enfield  #breastcancersupporter  #stayingpositive  #stayingstrong  #livefearlessly  #denosumab  #exemestane  #everolimus  #breastcancernow  #breastcancercare 
👙DONATE YOUR UNWANTED BRAS👙
I am proud to say that @uk_arbonne annual conference this September we have a bra bank in order to raise money for research into secondary spread breast cancer 💜
The money raised will also go towards helping small businesses in Africa to sell the bras at affordable prices 🙌🏽
I would really appreciate it if you could donate and give me any old/new/unwanted bras and help make a difference ☺️ I will happily come and collect them if local or we can arrange postage. 
Please share this with all your friends & family for their bras too, the more the merrier! 💕
#getyourbrasout
👙DONATE YOUR UNWANTED BRAS👙 I am proud to say that @uk_arbonne annual conference this September we have a bra bank in order to raise money for research into secondary spread breast cancer 💜 The money raised will also go towards helping small businesses in Africa to sell the bras at affordable prices 🙌🏽 I would really appreciate it if you could donate and give me any old/new/unwanted bras and help make a difference ☺️ I will happily come and collect them if local or we can arrange postage. Please share this with all your friends & family for their bras too, the more the merrier! 💕 #getyourbrasout 
Hoping it doesn't take too long for this to come to fruition. 
#Repost @make2ndscount (@get_repost)
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Now this is the science bit...! Some encouraging news here. Cancer stem cells are a small subpopulation of the cells in a tumour. They are thought to play a vital role in cancer relapse and metastases because they are usually left untouched by standard chemotherapy and radiation therapy. When the cells are in their dormant phase, they require glucose, but when they become active and start dividing, they rely on fuel provided by mitochondria, which are reliant on oxygen.
In order to disarm this metabolic switch, scientists from the University of Michigan used an arthritis drug, which blocks mitochondria, and manipulated glucose to block that pathway too. Using this double-headed attack, they scientists managed to knock out cancer stem cells. Though this work is in its early stages, there's still hope 🙏.
#secondarybreastcancer #mestaticbreastcancer #chemotherapy #radiationtherapy #cancertreatment #cancerresearch #stemcells #edinburgh #fundraising #medicalresearch #UniversityofMichigan #DoMoreForStage4 #Make2ndsCount
Hoping it doesn't take too long for this to come to fruition. #Repost  @make2ndscount (@get_repost) ・・・ Now this is the science bit...! Some encouraging news here. Cancer stem cells are a small subpopulation of the cells in a tumour. They are thought to play a vital role in cancer relapse and metastases because they are usually left untouched by standard chemotherapy and radiation therapy. When the cells are in their dormant phase, they require glucose, but when they become active and start dividing, they rely on fuel provided by mitochondria, which are reliant on oxygen. In order to disarm this metabolic switch, scientists from the University of Michigan used an arthritis drug, which blocks mitochondria, and manipulated glucose to block that pathway too. Using this double-headed attack, they scientists managed to knock out cancer stem cells. Though this work is in its early stages, there's still hope 🙏. #secondarybreastcancer  #mestaticbreastcancer  #chemotherapy  #radiationtherapy  #cancertreatment  #cancerresearch  #stemcells  #edinburgh  #fundraising  #medicalresearch  #UniversityofMichigan  #DoMoreForStage4  #Make2ndsCount 
Now this is the science bit...! Some encouraging news here. Cancer stem cells are a small subpopulation of the cells in a tumour. They are thought to play a vital role in cancer relapse and metastases because they are usually left untouched by standard chemotherapy and radiation therapy. When the cells are in their dormant phase, they require glucose, but when they become active and start dividing, they rely on fuel provided by mitochondria, which are reliant on oxygen.
In order to disarm this metabolic switch, scientists from the University of Michigan used an arthritis drug, which blocks mitochondria, and manipulated glucose to block that pathway too. Using this double-headed attack, they scientists managed to knock out cancer stem cells. Though this work is in its early stages, there's still hope 🙏.
#secondarybreastcancer #mestaticbreastcancer #chemotherapy #radiationtherapy #cancertreatment #cancerresearch #stemcells #edinburgh #fundraising #medicalresearch #UniversityofMichigan #DoMoreForStage4 #Make2ndsCount
Now this is the science bit...! Some encouraging news here. Cancer stem cells are a small subpopulation of the cells in a tumour. They are thought to play a vital role in cancer relapse and metastases because they are usually left untouched by standard chemotherapy and radiation therapy. When the cells are in their dormant phase, they require glucose, but when they become active and start dividing, they rely on fuel provided by mitochondria, which are reliant on oxygen. In order to disarm this metabolic switch, scientists from the University of Michigan used an arthritis drug, which blocks mitochondria, and manipulated glucose to block that pathway too. Using this double-headed attack, they scientists managed to knock out cancer stem cells. Though this work is in its early stages, there's still hope 🙏. #secondarybreastcancer  #mestaticbreastcancer  #chemotherapy  #radiationtherapy  #cancertreatment  #cancerresearch  #stemcells  #edinburgh  #fundraising  #medicalresearch  #UniversityofMichigan  #DoMoreForStage4  #Make2ndsCount 
This is where I’ve been today - the legendary @pineappledancestudios in Covent Garden - for the first rehearsal of the @futuredreamscharity choir. We’ll have two more rehearsals, then perform at a charity event in September. I’m so excited! It was wonderful seeing old friends and meeting some lovely new people.
#futuredreams #futuredreamscharity #futuredreamshavenappeal #futuredreamschoir #breastcancer #metastaticbreastcancer #secondarybreastcancer #pineappledancestudios
Our amazing founder @stage_4_fighter is in the @scottishsuninsta today. She says: "I speak to so many women who have struggled with hair loss due to cancer treatment. I am in awe of those women who rock the bald look but for me losing my hair felt like losing my identity as all I could see in the mirror was ‘cancer’ and that’s something I’m not ashamed to admit. Having my hair system has helped me cling onto a little bit of ‘me’ and has given me a boost to get through the 6 operations and countless chemotherapy treatments this last year. It’s also allowed Cameron to still see ‘mummy’ in the midst of his wee world having to cope with this. We all deal with the horrendous treatments we have to endure on this journey in different ways and the hair loss was definitely my hardest part." #secondarybreastcancer #secondarybreastcancerawareness #breastcancer #cancertreatment #chemotherapy #breastcancerawareness #cancer #domoreforstage4 #Make2ndsCount
Our amazing founder @stage_4_fighter is in the @scottishsuninsta today. She says: "I speak to so many women who have struggled with hair loss due to cancer treatment. I am in awe of those women who rock the bald look but for me losing my hair felt like losing my identity as all I could see in the mirror was ‘cancer’ and that’s something I’m not ashamed to admit. Having my hair system has helped me cling onto a little bit of ‘me’ and has given me a boost to get through the 6 operations and countless chemotherapy treatments this last year. It’s also allowed Cameron to still see ‘mummy’ in the midst of his wee world having to cope with this. We all deal with the horrendous treatments we have to endure on this journey in different ways and the hair loss was definitely my hardest part." #secondarybreastcancer  #secondarybreastcancerawareness  #breastcancer  #cancertreatment  #chemotherapy  #breastcancerawareness  #cancer  #domoreforstage4  #Make2ndsCount 
Can I or should I exercise during and after breast cancer treatment? It’s a question I get asked a lot. 
At a time when your body is going through shock and trauma, the last thing you might consider is exercise. Your natural instinct will be to rest, and in fairness, you will have days when staying in bed might be the only option. As unpredictable as breast cancer treatment might seem, one consolation is that you will almost certainly get to understand how your body is reacting, feeling and recovering during treatment. This will enable you to work out the pattern of your better days, and it’s during this time that you can move your body a little more. Too much of doing nothing at all will only make you feel worse. 
There is scientific evidence to prove that exercise can help reduce the side effects of breast cancer treatment and it will speed up your recovery, especially if you’ve had surgery too. 
Frequent but moderate exercise during and after treatment will not only lift your spirits but will make you feel energised and mentally stronger. It can also help to restore lost confidence and help you regain some control of your life. In addition, research suggests that maintaining a healthy lifestyle and weight may be beneficial to prevent recurrence of the disease. 
Being a personal trainer and Pilates instructor with breast cancer and, of course, the right qualifications, has inevitably given me a real insight into the subject. This is probably why, in just the last few days, I’ve signed up 3 more clients with breast cancer. I understand that I’m relatable and women obviously feel comfortable and safe in my hands. I also appreciate that not everyone wants to work out. The mental hurdle is the first and most obstructive one you’ll need to overcome and that’s perfectly ok. Everyone is different so the amount and intensity of physical activity is relative. If you do decide to get active, then it’s important to firstly get clearance from your doctor and then seek help from a qualified trainer. 
Wherever you are on your breast cancer journey, I think you’ll agree that self-care, diet and exercise should be paramount. 
More information on the subject coming soon!
Can I or should I exercise during and after breast cancer treatment? It’s a question I get asked a lot. At a time when your body is going through shock and trauma, the last thing you might consider is exercise. Your natural instinct will be to rest, and in fairness, you will have days when staying in bed might be the only option. As unpredictable as breast cancer treatment might seem, one consolation is that you will almost certainly get to understand how your body is reacting, feeling and recovering during treatment. This will enable you to work out the pattern of your better days, and it’s during this time that you can move your body a little more. Too much of doing nothing at all will only make you feel worse. There is scientific evidence to prove that exercise can help reduce the side effects of breast cancer treatment and it will speed up your recovery, especially if you’ve had surgery too. Frequent but moderate exercise during and after treatment will not only lift your spirits but will make you feel energised and mentally stronger. It can also help to restore lost confidence and help you regain some control of your life. In addition, research suggests that maintaining a healthy lifestyle and weight may be beneficial to prevent recurrence of the disease. Being a personal trainer and Pilates instructor with breast cancer and, of course, the right qualifications, has inevitably given me a real insight into the subject. This is probably why, in just the last few days, I’ve signed up 3 more clients with breast cancer. I understand that I’m relatable and women obviously feel comfortable and safe in my hands. I also appreciate that not everyone wants to work out. The mental hurdle is the first and most obstructive one you’ll need to overcome and that’s perfectly ok. Everyone is different so the amount and intensity of physical activity is relative. If you do decide to get active, then it’s important to firstly get clearance from your doctor and then seek help from a qualified trainer. Wherever you are on your breast cancer journey, I think you’ll agree that self-care, diet and exercise should be paramount. More information on the subject coming soon!
1 year!!!!!! I have made it exactly a whole year since my last operation. This is only a huge achievement due to the fact I had four operations in about a year and now I have finally gone a whole year without an operation. This is huge for me! Yay!

#breastcancer #secondarybreastcancer #operations #nhs #amazingnhs #livinganewnormal #livingwithmetastaticcancer
#HAPPY70THBIRTHDAYNHS!
These pictures show some of the most important moments in trying to keep me alive for as long as possible over the last five years. From surgery to chemotherapy to radiotherapy to medications I have had so much from the NHS. Most important, is the amazing care from a huge range of wonderful staff and I am hugely grateful for all of it!
#nhslove #nhsat70 #nhspatient
#cradletothegrave #nyebevan 
#thankyounhsstaff #rcht #treliskehospital 
#incurablebreastcancer 
#secondarybreastcancer 
#terminalbreastcancer
#HAPPY70THBIRTHDAYNHS ! These pictures show some of the most important moments in trying to keep me alive for as long as possible over the last five years. From surgery to chemotherapy to radiotherapy to medications I have had so much from the NHS. Most important, is the amazing care from a huge range of wonderful staff and I am hugely grateful for all of it! #nhslove  #nhsat70  #nhspatient  #cradletothegrave  #nyebevan  #thankyounhsstaff  #rcht  #treliskehospital  #incurablebreastcancer  #secondarybreastcancer  #terminalbreastcancer 
"You’ll find no pity parties here. Instead, you’ll find a collective group of women who often get straight to the nitty-gritty." 10 metastatic breast cancer blogs to read when you feel like no one understands. https://buff.ly/2u6HaMB 💕 
#SecondaryBreastCancer #DoMoreForStage4 #Make2ndsCount
"You’ll find no pity parties here. Instead, you’ll find a collective group of women who often get straight to the nitty-gritty." 10 metastatic breast cancer blogs to read when you feel like no one understands. https://buff.ly/2u6HaMB 💕 #SecondaryBreastCancer  #DoMoreForStage4  #Make2ndsCount 
Not as you usually see me but in tribute to the #nhs70 anniversary today this is a photo for a blog I was asked to write for @breast_cancer_care about my role as a specialist nurse for patients with incurable secondary breast cancer ❣️Certainly my most challenging role & why I have signed up for the Ben Nevis Trek to raise awareness but more about that another day 🧗🏼‍♂️!!
As my career is now coming to a close I’m looking back & like most of us in the UK 🇬🇧 being thankful & humbled by the NHS & all of the hardworking health professionals who take care of us when we need them.
Today is not about the failings or the “cracks” it’s what we would do without it & I know I will miss that feeling of pride when I am no longer part of it💎💎💎
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#nurselife #nhs #doyourbest #proud #secondarybreastcancer
Not as you usually see me but in tribute to the #nhs70  anniversary today this is a photo for a blog I was asked to write for @breast_cancer_care about my role as a specialist nurse for patients with incurable secondary breast cancer ❣️Certainly my most challenging role & why I have signed up for the Ben Nevis Trek to raise awareness but more about that another day 🧗🏼‍♂️!! As my career is now coming to a close I’m looking back & like most of us in the UK 🇬🇧 being thankful & humbled by the NHS & all of the hardworking health professionals who take care of us when we need them. Today is not about the failings or the “cracks” it’s what we would do without it & I know I will miss that feeling of pride when I am no longer part of it💎💎💎 . . . . . . . #nurselife  #nhs  #doyourbest  #proud  #secondarybreastcancer 
Since I had time-limited chemotherapy during my primary treatment four years ago, the Headland unit has got one of these increasingly popular end of treatment bells on the ward for (other) patients to ring when they finish their treatment. This afternoon two people have rung the bell to huge rounds of applause. A few weeks ago I made the wife of another patient cry when she asked me when I would ring it and I pointed out that not all of us get to graduate to finishing treatment, except when we run out of further options. It doesn't bother me particularly, it's just a tacky bell (and I wouldn't have wanted to jinx my recovery by ringing it four years ago anyway) but I know a lot of women with incurable breast cancer who are really upset by what these bells represent. I don't think right in the middle of a chemo ward is the best place for it, given the different stages in the treatment process of patients.
#chemobell #chemoday #paclitaxel 
#rcht #treliske #rchtheadlandunit
#incurablebreastcancer #stage4breastcancer
#secondarybreastcancer
#terminalcancer #make2ndscount
#secondarynotsecondrate
Since I had time-limited chemotherapy during my primary treatment four years ago, the Headland unit has got one of these increasingly popular end of treatment bells on the ward for (other) patients to ring when they finish their treatment. This afternoon two people have rung the bell to huge rounds of applause. A few weeks ago I made the wife of another patient cry when she asked me when I would ring it and I pointed out that not all of us get to graduate to finishing treatment, except when we run out of further options. It doesn't bother me particularly, it's just a tacky bell (and I wouldn't have wanted to jinx my recovery by ringing it four years ago anyway) but I know a lot of women with incurable breast cancer who are really upset by what these bells represent. I don't think right in the middle of a chemo ward is the best place for it, given the different stages in the treatment process of patients. #chemobell  #chemoday  #paclitaxel  #rcht  #treliske  #rchtheadlandunit  #incurablebreastcancer  #stage4breastcancer  #secondarybreastcancer  #terminalcancer  #make2ndscount  #secondarynotsecondrate 
These wonderful women took part in the 10k Great Scottish Walk last weekend in the blistering sunshine to raise money for Make 2nds Count. So far, they’ve raised a simply stunning £1,155!
Thanks so much, ladies!
#domoreforstage4 #greatscottishwalk #make2ndscount #fundraising #secondarybreastcancer
Amberley: "It was only by chance that I found the lump. I wasn’t checking, as I hadn’t checked my boobs before. I didn’t know how to, and didn’t think I needed to, as I was way too young for cancer (or that’s what I thought anyway). I assumed it might have just been breast tissue, so I didn’t worry or think anything of it, but still asked my boyfriend for a second opinion.
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He encouraged me to get it checked so I booked an appointment at the doctors. I was then referred to a breast clinic to have some tests done, but I wasn’t worrying or losing sleep over it. After going on an amazing holiday with my friends, I came back to my results appointment feeling optimistic and then BAM, the dreaded words came… it’s cancer."
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Amberley was diagnosed with breast cancer on 28 June 2017, at the age of 23. She now wears it pink to raise awareness for the disease, and highlight the importance of checking your breasts. 💗💗
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"Everything the consultant said after that was a blur, I couldn’t concentrate on anything he was saying or what the diagnosis entailed. I then had the view that I couldn’t do anything about it, so I just needed to get on with it and kick cancers butt!
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It is so important that everyone is vigilant and checks their breasts frequently, and not to think ‘I’m too young’ like I did. Cancer doesn’t care who you are, how old you are or anything - it will attack you if it wants to. Please, please, please check regularly."
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#WIP2018 #breastcancer #secondarybreastcancer #breastcancerresearch #breastcancerreasearch #breastcancersurvivor  #storyteller #storytelling #mystory #storytellingphotography #wearitpink
Amberley: "It was only by chance that I found the lump. I wasn’t checking, as I hadn’t checked my boobs before. I didn’t know how to, and didn’t think I needed to, as I was way too young for cancer (or that’s what I thought anyway). I assumed it might have just been breast tissue, so I didn’t worry or think anything of it, but still asked my boyfriend for a second opinion. . He encouraged me to get it checked so I booked an appointment at the doctors. I was then referred to a breast clinic to have some tests done, but I wasn’t worrying or losing sleep over it. After going on an amazing holiday with my friends, I came back to my results appointment feeling optimistic and then BAM, the dreaded words came… it’s cancer." . Amberley was diagnosed with breast cancer on 28 June 2017, at the age of 23. She now wears it pink to raise awareness for the disease, and highlight the importance of checking your breasts. 💗💗 . "Everything the consultant said after that was a blur, I couldn’t concentrate on anything he was saying or what the diagnosis entailed. I then had the view that I couldn’t do anything about it, so I just needed to get on with it and kick cancers butt! . It is so important that everyone is vigilant and checks their breasts frequently, and not to think ‘I’m too young’ like I did. Cancer doesn’t care who you are, how old you are or anything - it will attack you if it wants to. Please, please, please check regularly." . . . #WIP2018  #breastcancer  #secondarybreastcancer  #breastcancerresearch  #breastcancerreasearch  #breastcancersurvivor  #storyteller  #storytelling  #mystory  #storytellingphotography  #wearitpink 
If you are living with secondary breast cancer, Christmas can be difficult. Talk to people who understand how you feel on our Forum at anytime.

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