Sarah was diagnosed with breast cancer in May 2010. This insightful patient story details how she has coped with her diagnosis over the last few years.
The Haven is a breast cancer charity that offers advice and support to cancer patients if their cancer returns. Learn more.
Sometimes cancer patients find out that their cancer has returned. The Haven is a breast cancer charity that offers advice and support to cancer patients in this position.
For many men, coping with a “woman’s disease” can be tough. Watch to learn about the difficulties of male breast cancer.
Men diagnosed with breast cancer often know little about medical procedures to treat it. Learn here about going to the doctor with breast cancer
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Men with breast cancer often complain that there is not enough information available that targets male cancer patients. Learn more.
Learn more about breast cancer in our short video interview with a breast care nurse specialist.
When Melanie was diagnosed with advanced breast cancer, she was told that her chances of surviving were slim. Now after surgery and several years of treatment she is enjoying her life to the fullest.
Chemotherapy uses a range of drugs to treat breast cancer. In this video we examine monotherapy and combination therapy and answer the question what is chemotherapy?
Metastatic cancer describes when cancer cells have migrated from the primary cancer site to another part of the body. Learn more about metastasis from our video.
Adjusting to a diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer can be a difficult process. Watch our interview with a healthcare professional to find out more.
Clinical trials exist to test the efficacy of drugs and other treatments. Watch our video on clinical trials and breast cancer.
Clinical trials exist to test the efficacy of drugs and other treatments. Watch our video on clinical trials terminology.
Hormone sensitive breast cancer is fuelled by naturally produced female hormones. Turning the fuel supply off can make a difference.
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Susan has been undergoing treatments for metastatic breast cancer for more than 6 years.
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A video explaining the types of and treatment for advanced breast cancer available to patients and the considerations needed when choosing therapy.
And those steps would be: surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and hormonal therapy. And those are the four ways in which breast cancer is treated.
And it may be that you have one of those treatments, a combination of all four, or just two of them.
This will be fully explained to you by your breast specialist with a breast care nurse present.
At the end of the consultation, you'll be given some written information and a contact number so that when you get home, you're reading through your information, something you don't understand, then you've got that contact number that you can ring to verify what it is and what your concerns may be about what's going to happen next.
And so that nobody is actually alone once they've have the breast cancer diagnosis.
From when I was diagnosed, I tried to remain positive. My partner was really positive for me as well. I had a lot of friends and family who were very, very supportive, and the people within the Haven as well have been fantastically supportive.
And I think if you can got into treatments with a really good, positive attitude then I think it just makes the journey through the treatments so much easier.
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