Press Release: METUPUK launches #IAmThe31 Campaign to Highlight Secondary Breast Cancer Day #BCAM

13th October is officially Secondary Breast Cancer day – the only day in Breast Cancer Awareness Month that officially recognises secondary (metastatic) breast cancer (download as PDF). And so, this

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

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

Email complaint to CRUK May 2020

We attach an email complaint from METUP UK to CRUK (we have received a response this week – see below after the complaint) We are a patient-led advocacy group, lobbying