Jo Anne Hodkinson
7th January 2024

SBC & Me

SBC & ME Date of Diagnosis: 13/04/2021 Current Treatment Line: Palbociclib, denosumab, zoladex, apixaban, letrozole How Does SBC Affect Your Life: The cancer is in my bones and I had a proximal femoral endoprosthetic replacement (replacement of hip socket and femur) walking is difficult and the distance is limited. I still work full time as it provides my normality and a distraction from the cancer world of hospital appointments and scans.

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20th December 2023

Aromatase Inhibitors for Secondary Breast Cancer: Science and Stories

Aromatase inhibitors are a class of drugs that can be used to treat hormone receptor-positive (HR+) subtypes of breast cancer1. Aromatase inhibitors can be used in the treatment of early HR+ breast cancer, but here we will focus on aromatase inhibitors in treating secondary (metastatic, advanced) breast cancer.

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19th December 2023

2023 Education Round Up

This year clinical trials was a key area of focus for our Education programmes, helping people living with secondary (metastatic) breast cancer to access the information they need to explore the option of clinical trials as part of their treatment pathway. Our Patient Trials Advocate service has really taken off this year!

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Rosie Hawkins
17th December 2023

SBC & Me

SBC & ME Date of Diagnosis: 23/05/2023 Current Treatment Line: Current on 7th cycle of Nab paclitaxel and Phesgo. How Does SBC Affect Your Life: Was diagnosed with breast cancer the day before giving birth in May.

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Secondary Mum
4th December 2023

The Secondary Mum

I was diagnosed with secondary breast cancer (also known as metastatic, stage 4 or advanced breast cancer) in the summer of 2022. I found a lump in my breast but unfortunately, after many, many tests and scans, we discovered it had already spread to my bones.

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Kelly Carson
3rd December 2023

SBC & Me

SBC & ME Date of Diagnosis: 05/04/2023 Current Treatment Line: I am currently on my first treatment line. I have just finished 6 rounds of chemotherapy (Docetaxel) which I had every 3 weeks.

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Laura Hemingway
26th November 2023

SBC & Me

SBC & ME Date of Diagnosis: 04/08/2022 Current Treatment Line: Ribociclib, Letrozole and Denusomab. I started my treatment journey on weekly chemo called paclitaxel which worked really well to reduce and get the cancer under control.

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Alison Price
19th November 2023

SBC & Me

SBC & ME Date of Diagnosis: 27/09/2022 Current Treatment Line: I am taking daily bisphosphonates (Ibandronic acid), oestrogen blocker (Aromasin) and targeted therapy (Ribociclib). How does SBC affect your life?: I am 63 and my life has totally changed due to secondary breast cancer.

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25th October 2023

Trodelvy for Secondary Breast Cancer: Science and Stories

Sacituzumab govitecan (Trodelvy®) is a targeted therapy used to treat certain types of secondary (metastatic, advanced) breast cancer. So, let’s delve into the science of Trodelvy and take a look at a secondary breast cancer patient’s experience on this drug.

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Part7
5th August 2023

The Emotional Impact of Secondary Breast Cancer - Community Stories Part 7

Living with secondary (metastatic) cancer is challenging. You will deal with a variety of emotions, such as fear, sadness, anxiety, anger, or hopelessness.

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29th July 2023

The Emotional Impact of Secondary Breast Cancer - Community Stories Part 6

Living with secondary (metastatic) cancer is challenging. You will deal with a variety of emotions, such as fear, sadness, anxiety, anger, or hopelessness.

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19th July 2023

Secondary breast cancer: pathology, signs and diagnosis

Secondary breast cancer (also known as metastatic, stage 4 or advanced breast cancer) occurs when the cancer spreads beyond the breast and nearby lymph nodes to other parts of the body. In this blog we will share information on secondary breast cancer, metastases, the signs to look out for, and the diagnosis of secondary breast cancer.

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Part4
16th July 2023

The Emotional Impact of Secondary Breast Cancer - Community Stories Part 4

Living with secondary (metastatic) cancer is challenging. You will deal with a variety of emotions, such as fear, sadness, anxiety, anger, or hopelessness.

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Claire Edmonds
9th July 2023

SBC & Me

SBC & Me Date of Diagnosis 1st September 2021 Current Treatment Line Letrazole Zoladex Denosumab Ribociclib How does SBC effect your life? My body hurts quite a lot, just doing the gardening I have full on body aches for days, my body doesn't bounce back too quickly.

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Part3
6th July 2023

The Emotional Impact of Secondary Breast Cancer - Community Stories Part 3

Living with secondary (metastatic) cancer is challenging. You will deal with a variety of emotions, such as fear, sadness, anxiety, anger, or hopelessness.

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