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If I had more time

We're here researching new ways to give people with incurable secondary breast cancer more time.

There’s an estimated 61,000 people in the UK living with secondary breast cancer.

That’s why we’re funding vital research to give those with this incurable type of the disease more time to live their lives to the fullest.  Our new film features 9 women sharing their experiences of secondary breast cancer, and what more time would mean to them. 

What research are we doing into secondary breast cancer?

Secondary breast cancer occurs when breast cancer cells spread from the first (primary) cancer in the breast, through the lymphatic or blood system, to other parts of the body.

Our researchers are here working to buy more time for people with secondary breast cancer.

What we're doing

In memory of Katie and Patricia

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Katie Barson, 1987-2023

Katie was a loving mother who devoted the last year of her life to experiencing as much as possible with her daughter Freya, creating memories that will stay with her for life. She made the difficult decision to stop having treatment, rather than living with crippling side effects. Sadly, Katie died on 8 November 2023. We are grateful for Katie’s support in this campaign and thank her for sharing her story.

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Patricia Swannell, 1952-2023

Patricia was an incredible woman who devoted the latter part of her life to raising awareness of the signs and symptoms of secondary breast cancer, and fundraised over £1 million for Breast Cancer Now, which is helping to fund research into the disease. She sadly died on 8 September 2023. We would like to express our gratitude for everything Patricia did to support our work.

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We’re here with support

If you’re living with secondary breast cancer, we’re here. Find support and information on being diagnosed, treated and living with the disease.