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
I contacted METUPUK when I was diagnosed as a primary patient in 2018. Even though my mum died of secondary breast cancer in 2015 I had no real understanding of the metastatic disease and the challenges patients face getting access to the treatment they need.
At METUPUK, we campaign for new and better therapies for patients with secondary breast cancer. One of our recent campaigns, #TrodelvyNow helped to make a new type of drug, Trodelvy (sacituzumab govitecan) available for SBC patients in the UK. Scientist and METUPUK volunteer, Helen, explains how Trodelvy works and why it’s important that more drugs like this get to patients urgently.
We had to confirm back on the 5th November the heartbreaking news that the wonderful Philippa Hetherington had died 💔
She was an absolute force of intellectual nature for breast cancer in general, not just Inflammatory Breast Cancer.
Did you know that the Trodelvy campaign in England for TNBC was HER campaign?
Following on from our #TrodelvyNow post last month, MetUpUk Member Phillippa has appeared in the Daily Mail, alongside other women for who this drug could mean, literally the difference between life and death.