Guilt – Helen Stewart

As mothers, we have a strong biological urge to protect our offspring. To protect them and keep them safe from harm. That urge starts at their birth and continues as

A Sister’s Perspective – Emma Smith (Trustee)

We had all plunged into a big black hole of despair in the days which followed my sister Helen’s metastatic breast cancer (MBC) diagnosis.  Two and a half years on

Drugs, Drugs, Drugs

Drugs, drugs, drugs, like patching up a sinking boat

I think sometimes when those outside the cancer world imagine what treatment is like they think we go in, have some chemo, take some photos dancing around our IV pole and then go home and rest for a few days…. And don’t get me wrong I’m one of those people who have taken a cheeky chemo selfie and donned numerous items of leopard print to get me through those loooooooong days in the chemo ward, it’s like armour for what is essentially ritual poisoning! 

Taking control after a secondary breast cancer diagnosis – what I wish I knew when I was first diagnosed

I was diagnosed with primary and secondary breast cancer in March 2015. The first couple of months were spent being directed by medical staff (they were amazing!). I had two