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

Lymphoedema and me… Kirstin Spencer

My lymphoedema started very abruptly. One night, I developed unbelievably bad pain in my arm and shoulder.  It was awful.  I showered, tried to rub it better.  When I went

Your Cancer Crew – getting with those that get it – Sue Thomas

In April 2021, when I was told that I had de novo (straight to Stage 4) metastatic breast cancer, this rocked our world as a family and changed our lives

A Sister’s Perspective – Emma Smith (Trustee)

We had all plunged into a big black hole of despair in the days which followed my sister Helen’s metastatic breast cancer (MBC) diagnosis.  Two and a half years on

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Here at METUPUK, we know drug access is a big issue for all metastatic breast cancer patients. There have been huge leaps and bounds made in terms of research, knowledge