Aren’t you a bit young to have a pacemaker

Aren’t you a bit young to have a pacemaker

Stage 4 breast cancer with a pacemaker

Most people know someone with a pacemaker, and chances are that person will be elderly. The average age of a first pacemaker implantation in the UK is 72, but pacemakers are actually fitted in people of all ages from newborn babies to the very elderly. I was 39 when I had mine, which was needed as a complication after heart surgery to replace my aortic valve and root.

What’s in a name? Metastatic? Secondary? Advanced? Cancer #IAmThe31

Google Search for metastatic, secondary cancer

The terminology around cancer can be confusing, and no more so than for Stage IV cancer. The terms ‘secondary’, ‘advanced’ and ‘metastatic’ seem to be used fairly interchangeably, along with