17 May 2022

Catherine Priestley, Clinical Nurse Specialist at Breast Cancer Now, said:

“With it estimated that around 35,000 people are living with secondary breast cancer in the UK, it’s been an incredibly important opportunity for us to provide expert guidance around Faith’s storyline – giving a steer to script writers as to how her diagnosis and experience of the disease can be portrayed accurately and raising awareness of some of the signs and symptoms of secondary breast cancer among millions of Emmerdale fans."

“Everyone’s experience of breast cancer is different, but we know from calls to our Helpline just how anxious women may feel about the possibility of their cancer returning, and how overwhelming the impact of a secondary breast cancer diagnosis can be for patients and their families.”

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Anyone affected by Faith's storyline, or seeking support or information around breast cancer, can speak to Breast Cancer Now’s expert nurses by calling our free, confidential Helpline on 0808 800 6000 or emailing the confidential Ask Our Nurse service at www.breastcancernow.org/nurses. For information about the signs and symptoms of Secondary (metastatic) breast cancer, visit: breastcancernow.org/sbcsymptoms