Last month, around 4,000 train card adverts were on display on trains in the South East featuring Breast Cancer Campaign supporter, Shonagh, to help launch the charity’s latest campaign around secondary breast cancer.
Of the 12,000 women dying of breast cancer each year, the vast majority will do so because it has spread and become secondary breast cancer. There is currently no way to prevent or cure this.
Thanks to new research, Shonagh, 41, is still alive four years after developing secondary breast cancer. Breast Cancer Campaign funds research which could help save women like Shonagh in the future.
“The hardest thing about being diagnosed with secondary breast cancer is the effect on other people. One day there will be a cure. And that’s what you’ve got to hold on to. I just want breast cancer to be eradicated.”
Watch Shonagh’s video to hear more:
Secondary breast cancer is when cancer spreads away from the primary site to another part of the body. Unfortunately, once breast cancer spreads throughout the body, it cannot be cured. As a result, secondary breast cancer is the main cause of death from breast cancer.
By 2020 Breast Cancer Campaign’s aim is for 25% fewer people to develop secondary breast cancer, and by 2030, for more than half of those who develop secondary breast cancer to survive beyond five years. Click here to find out more about how they aim to increase their investment in research into secondary breast cancer and drive improvements for women who are affected.
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