My name is Miranda Ashitey.
I’m 38 and I’m from Croydon. I was diagnosed with secondary breast cancer on the 14th of February 2019.
There is a natural instinct when you are diagnosed with something like cancer to seek out like-minded folk. I assume it probably applies to a lot of situations. But the people you seek out when you have metastatic cancer are different from those you seek out when you’ve bought a classic car. Because whilst you’re all going to be very different in many ways, here’s the one thing you all have in common – You are all dying.
February 4th is World Cancer Day. Except that this February 4th, Cancer isn’t the only C that MetUpUK members are having to live with. Some of our team have shared
Every patient with metastatic cancer knows that at some point their oncologist will tell them that their treatment must be changed. This point is normally reached when cancer has progressed on
METUP-UK member Bex Lewis was pleased to be invited to join Will Taylor’s ‘Good Enough’ podcast, off the back of social media content talking about the problematic nature of talking
The article, featuring METUP-UK founder Jo Taylor, starts: Jo Taylor’s situation is something of a double-edged sword. She relies on continuous treatment for secondary breast cancer to maintain a good
I met Jo 3 years ago at the Conservative Party conference as we were both involved with the Breast Cancer Care (BCC) conference stand. When we met we realised we
We like to think of different ways of getting our message across in different ways, and how do we demonstrate what our lives are like … whilst making use of
Thanks for following our #12DaysOfTreatment Because as you know, The treatment doesn’t stop for Christmas! We hope you enjoyed following the daily cartoons, but please remember our treatment and quality
Earlier this year, Jo wrote a piece on a wish for ‘palliative care’ to be renamed ‘supportive care‘ because it is so intrinsically tied in most people’s minds with ‘end