'Breast Cancer is the most common type of cancer in the UK' (NHS)
Whatever your age or gender, knowing your body and being aware of the signs & symptoms of both primary and secondary breast cancer is really important.
Signs and symptoms of primary breast cancer:
- Lump or area of thickened tissue in the breast area
- A change in the shape or size of one of your breasts
- Discharge of fluid
- A lump or swelling in either of your armpits
- A change in look or feel of your skin such as a rash, redness or dimpling
- A rash (like eczema)
- A change in the appearance of your nipple such as being sunken into your breast
What is secondary breast cancer?
Secondary breast cancer, also known as metastatic, advanced or stage IV breast cancer, is a cancer that has spread beyond the breast to other parts of the body. Parts of the body affected are usually the bones, liver, lungs, brain or the skin.
Secondary breast cancer can be treated but it cannot be cured. Treatments aim to control and slow down the disease to enable patients to have the best possible quality of life for as long as possible.
Click here to watch an informative video about secondary breast cancer.
Signs and symptoms of secondary breast cancer:
Signs and symptoms of secondary breast cancer will vary in each patient. It is important that you consult a doctor or your local breast cancer clinic if you have any signs or symptoms that.
Please see below common signs and symptoms of secondary breast cancer.
Make 2nds Count is a patient and family focused charity dedicated to giving hope to women and men living with secondary breast cancer.
They strive to do this by raising awareness and funding medical research that will contribute to advancing an increased quality of life for patients. Their community programme supports patients and families affected by this incurable disease.
Here at Orli we have teamed up with this wonderful charity to help raise awareness and funds to allow research into new drugs for secondary breast cancer. Our Make 2nd Count Bracelet is available to purchase on our website for £8.99 for the month of October. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Make 2nds Count.
Keep an eye on our socials and blog for all thing boobs and Steff Lynch's story.
For more information please visit: https://www.make2ndscount.co.uk/
Let's work together to Make 2nds Count.
Team Orli x