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

Anticipatory Grief – Relationships and metastatic breast cancer – Jo Taylor

I first came across “anticipatory grief” whilst friends with Sarah Illingsworth, who had metastatic breast cancer and was a Trustee for Breast Cancer Now.  She was bold and forthright and

Members @Mary_Huckle and @BeingJenCronje on @Lorraine for #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth

Mary Huckle and Jen Cronje on ITV Lorraine

This morning METUP-UK members appeared on ITV Lorraine, to discuss #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth, talking about the impact of COVID-19 on (secondary) cancer treatment, as Health Secretary Matt Hancock says that cancer treatment

Postcode Lotteries

What’s your postcode and what does that say about you? If I asked a healthy person about the importance of their postcode I suspect they’d tell me about local schools,

What’s so bad about fears and tears?

I’m 36 years old and I’m dying of secondary breast cancer. As a result I’m petrified 24/7. I’m currently waiting for scan results that will tell me if my current

Supportive Care

As a secondary breast cancer patient living with an incurable disease, I feel very strongly about wording.  Wording like fight, battle and lost/loosing.  Words matter. So, I also think that

Herceptin report re access to 3rd and subsequent line of therapy problem with drug access

10th July 2020 Hi Debbie, Trying to condense the points from the June email with attachments I sent you. Going forward what we would like now is – for you