Tassia Haines – METUPUK (Wales) member, patient advocate & fantastic artist. Back in February, I had to go into hospital after side effects from being on Trodelvy. I wanted
One of the feelings I remember most about my treatment for primary breast cancer in 2013 is my strength leaving me… I was on my lunch break after starting chemotherapy (yes I worked through treatment – I was 31 and freelance) and it felt like my stomach muscles just turned to jelly and tumbled out onto the pavement (invisibly – nobody else had a clue what was going on).
We started our campaign in Metastatic May with some information about treatment lines and it really caused a bit of a stir, especially on Instagram.
Why? Because people don’t want to think that this disease is going to kill us. We have to remain positive. We have to see the chink of light and I agree we all have to have hope. That was my introduction. We need hope.
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.
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
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
My name is Kate Gross, And I’m a 3 x cancer survivor. We are planning the adventure of a lifetime, but first a little about me. I’m 50 years old
Last week METUPUK activist Bex Lewis spoke to Abigail Thomas for the Christian podcast – ‘The Hopeful Activists‘ – around the theme of grief and h0pe within the cancer experience:
I received an email from Fiona who is the creator of InsuranceWith and it again highlights why it is so important to be aware of secondary breast cancer. She has
We went quiet, because the majority of us working on the #IAmThe31 campaign are undergoing continued treatment for Secondary Breast Cancer, are awaiting scan results, trying to work, and exhausted