Secondary breast cancer: family, friends and relationships

Marie, who has secondary (advanced) breast cancer, and clinical nurse specialist Tara discuss talking to partners, family and friends about a diagnosis of secondary breast cancer.

Breast Cancer Care produces a free Secondary resource pack for anyone who has a diagnosis of secondary breast cancer.

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Breast cancer – Christine’s story

Christine talks about her experience of breast cancer so far, from diagnosis to the end of hospital treatment. She discusses telling family and friends about her diagnosis and treatment, losing her waist-length hair and dealing with fatigue during treatment. She also explains how she’s set up a weekly Twitter chat group for younger women with breast cancer.

Everyone’s experience of breast cancer is different. This video contains the interviewee’s understanding of her own diagnosis and treatment and should not be viewed as clinical advice or information. The views in this video are that of the participant and do not represent the views of Breast Cancer Care.

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Breast cancer – Anne’s story

In this video, Anne relates the difficulty she experienced telling her sons and mother about her diagnosis, the shock of losing her hair from chemotherapy, dealing with fatigue during her breast cancer treatment and returning to work.

Since her treatment ended, Anne has developed lymphoedema in her right arm. You can find out more about this condition on our website.

Everyone’s experience of breast cancer is different. This video contains the interviewee’s understanding of her own diagnosis and treatment and should not be viewed as clinical advice or information. The views in this video is that of the participant and do not represent the views of Breast Cancer Care.

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Breast cancer – Nevo’s story

In this video, Breast Cancer Care volunteer Nevo talks about being diagnosed with and treated for breast cancer. She discusses how different friends reacted to the news and explains how she and her husband deal with the fertility problems she now faces.

Everyone’s experience of breast cancer is different. This video reflects Nevo’s personal understanding of her diagnosis and treatment and should not be taken as clinical advice or information. Views expressed do not represent those of Breast Cancer Care.

Breast cancer – Natalie’s story

In this video, Breast Cancer Care volunteer Natalie talks about her experience of twice being diagnosed with breast cancer. She discusses how important it was to her to be open and honest with her son, and how supporting and being supported by other women with breast cancer is a continuing help.

Everyone’s experience of breast cancer is different. This video reflects Natalie’s personal understanding of her diagnosis and treatment and should not be taken as clinical advice or information. Views expressed do not represent those of Breast Cancer Care.