Breast Cancer Treatment

You Have A Week To Help Keep Kadcyla Available To Women With Secondary Breast Cancer

Tamsin Sargeant | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tamsin Sargeant

Kadcyla is a wonder drug, keeping my lung tumours stable and healing the cancerous tumours in my spine to a point where there is No Evidence of Active Disease. I know others who've had similar amazing results, enabling them to return to work, care for their families, and contribute to society at large.

Why More Women Should Be Offered Immediate Breast Reconstruction Following A Mastectomy

Dan Marsh | Posted 19.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dan Marsh

While there may sometimes be good oncological reasons for delaying reconstruction such as certain tumour types - the majority of women are suitable candidates for post-treatment reconstruction without delay. So why aren't they being offered this option as standard?

Cheap Drug Could Help Cut Breast Cancer Deaths By Nearly 20%

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A 5p drug used to treat osteoporosis and strengthen bones could hold the key to preventing breast cancer deaths, researchers believe. Bisphosphonat...

The Republic of Equatorial Khundu

Rosie Choueka | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK
Rosie Choueka

This week, the Fund cut a number of drugs from its list because it could not afford to continue paying for all of them. The cuts included three drugs used to treat secondary breast cancer. As you can imagine, there's been a huge uproar about this in my breast cancer community.

Whether to Tell Others When You Have Cancer - Carol McGiffin

Karin Sieger | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

Undergoing cancer treatment and living with or beyond cancer is no mean feat. It can take single-minded determination to deal with treatment and its side effects, as well as life-long uncertainty and a roller coaster of unexpected mixed emotions.

Poorna Bell

Mighty Breast Cancer Campaigner Ismena Clout Passes Away From The Disease | Poorna Bell | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Ismena Clout, a beloved HuffPost UK blogger and breast cancer campaigner who had incurable secondary breast cancer, has passed away from the disease a...

Tips on How to Support Someone Through Breast Cancer

Katherine Formosa Bown | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Katherine Formosa Bown

Hearing the news that someone you love has just been diagnosed with breast cancer is devastating. It's challenging to know what to say or how to act around them but you do know that you're going to offer them your full support, and that is critical in their journey to recovery.

Breast Cancer Survivors Struggle To Find Work Years After Defeating The Disease

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

As if battling breast cancer wasn't enough already, recent research has revealed that unemployment among survivors is rife years after defeating the d...

Breast Cancer Drug Launched To Help Women Who Have Stopped Responding To Herceptin

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A breast cancer drug for women who have stopped responding to Herceptin has been launched in the UK. Kadcyla - also called T-DM1 - is given to pati...

I Am Glad I Did Not Have Pancreatic Cancer

Karin Sieger | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

While I was undergoing treatment a good friend was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and died within a matter of months, before I finished my treatment. I had not heard much about pancreatic cancer before, and it put my own situation in perspective: I could receive and complete treatment! I was given a life chance beyond cancer.

Young Black Women With Breast Cancer Have Poorer Survival Rates - Why?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Researchers have found that young black women aged 40 or younger in the UK have a higher risk of breast cancer coming back than white women, despite h...

Poorna Bell

Breast Cancer Blogger Gives Beauty Tips On Coping With The Disease And Regaining Control | Poorna Bell | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Blogger Laura Cannon is changing the face of breast cancer - by recommending a good moisturiser, hair tips and ways to spruce up your nails. If th...

Breast Cancer Patients Have Higher Survival Rates If They Take Full Course Of Drugs

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle

More than 400 lives and £30 million a year could be saved if breast cancer patients took their full course of drugs, according to research. Women ...

Not So Great Expectations...

Jodie Butt | Posted 26.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jodie Butt

Right now those highly positive expectations that everything will be fine, well they have evaporated. I am so over this C-monkey roller coaster. I want to get off. I want a cancer holiday. A break from all the crap in my head, a day when it's not in my thoughts.

Could Herpes Virus Be Key To Cancer Treatment?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A genetically modified herpes virus has been created that can block the spread of breast and ovarian cancer. Scientists believe the virus, which ha...

Breast Cancer, Singledom and Turning 30

Laura Price | Posted 24.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Price

While my friends are busy getting engaged, married or pregnant, I'll be spending the first year of my 30s battling breast cancer. Six months of chemotherapy and radiotherapy and a possible double mastectomy mean my life is effectively on hold.

To Freeze Or Not To Freeze? The Breast Cancer Fertility Dilemma

Laura Price | Posted 19.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Price

There are few things more heart-wrenching than being told you can't have children. But being in that situation now, alone in the fertility clinic at a point in my life when I wasn't even in a relationship - wasn't even ready to have kids - was surreal.

My Breast Cancer Diary: Surgery And A Bit Of Boob

Laura Price | Posted 16.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Price

Reactions to my breast cancer diagnosis were varied. An older, male, former colleague simply sent a one-line email that said, "Better get the box sets in then." (He has been similarly helpful and supportive ever since.)

Dropping the C Bomb - The Day My Life Changed

Jodie Butt | Posted 27.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Jodie Butt

The hilarious thing is that the cancer I have is quite rare and a lot of people wrongly assume only old people get it, which makes you feel about 105 when they tell you this. Oh by the way you have cancer, you have cancer for old people....yeap, you are just old, with cancer....nice.

'Wonder Drug' To Extend Life For Breast Cancer Patients

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A new wonder drug for one of the most aggressive forms of breast cancer could allow women to survive with the disease for months longer. The smart ...

Tumour Freezing Therapy Offers Advanced Breast Cancer Hope

PA | Posted 26.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

An experimental therapy that freezes deep tumours offers new hope to women with advanced breast cancer, early findings suggest. The treatment could...

Breast Cancer Test Offers Fresh Hope

PA | Posted 22.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Counting breast cancer cells in the blood may help predict a woman's survival chances and aid targeted treatment, a study has shown. Patients with ...

Breast Cancer Hope As Gene Code Mapped

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle

The genetic code of the most common form of hereditary breast cancer has been mapped for the first time, offering hope for diagnosis and treatment of ...

Pregnant Women With Breast Cancer 'Can Have Chemo Safely'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Pregnant women with breast cancer may soon be able to undergo chemotherapy and still have a healthy, full-term pregnancy, a report has revealed. S...

New Genetic Breast Cancer Test Brings Hope To Sufferers

PA | Posted 16.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Almost half of women with the most common form of early breast cancer could be spared chemotherapy thanks to a genetic test, research suggests. ...