As secondary breast cancer remains incurable, for people living with secondary breast cancer treatments are a part of every day life. Timely access to drugs and other treatment lines is vital.

There are many different treatment options available for secondary breast cancer with the aim to relieve symptoms and crucially, control and slow down the spread of the cancer for as long as possible while giving the patient the best possible quality of life. Treatments lines are determined by the oncology team and will take into consideration:

  • The type of breast cancer you have
  • How far it has spread and which part of the body it has spread to
  • What treatments you have had so far
  • How quickly your cancer is growing
  • Your general health

Treatments include:

  • Hormone therapy
  • Radiotherapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Targeted biological therapies