If secondary breast cancer affects you or the ones you love, our research could help buy 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.

Meet Adobea, Sukhy and Jaqueline: Three women living with secondary breast cancer, and each with a unique story to tell

Abobea is sat on the sofa looking into the distance

"If I had more time, I’d love to see my son get married." Adobea

Sukhy is smiling kindly at the camera

"If I had more time, I'd finish my tattoo." Sukhy

Jaqueline is looking our of the window into her garden

"If I live a while longer, I don’t want to waste it being angry." Jaqueline

Ruth is smiling kindly at the camera

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. 

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