Each person living with breast cancer has a unique story to tell. Sometimes, the stories we read in the news or online do not reflect the journey many people living with primary or secondary breast cancer have experienced.
The Moments that Count breast cancer campaign hopes to raise awareness of what it’s truly like to live with this disease and features contributions from some inspirational women who have shared the moments that count from their breast cancer journey.
Personal trainer, Pilates teacher and mother to three grown up children. Mary was diagnosed with breast cancer in August 2007. As a result, she had a mastectomy and was diagnosed with secondary breast cancer seven years later.
Watch Mary's video to discover how she remains positive with Pilates, finds peace in watching her garden grow and why her family is the single most important thing to her in life.
Jo was diagnosed with secondary breast cancer eight years ago. She is happy to have reached her son's 18th birthday - a very important milestone in his life that she wasn't sure she would see.
Watch Jo's video to find out how she stays fit and healthy, in body and mind, engaging in her hobby of Nordic walking, how she makes every moment with her family count and why watching the sunrise and sunset is so important to her.
Laura is living with secondary breast cancer in her bones. She is one half of the Secondary Sisters, a leading breast cancer movement on Instagram.
Watch Laura’s video to find out why her bond with her dog Tilly is unbreakable, how music brings her closer to her mum, the story behind her “living list” and the significance of a very special white dress.
Claire is living with secondary breast cancer in her bones. She is involved in a wide range of initiatives which aim to provide support to the breast cancer community.
Watch Claire’s video to discover why the song ‘Titanium’ holds a special meaning to her, how her travel memories get her through her scans, why gardening is particularly important and how photography helps her to focus on the beautiful things in life.
Juliet was diagnosed with breast cancer in January 2016. Juliet made the decision to undergo two mastectomies and is living flat – without breasts. She is a blogger, writer, topless flat model and grower of British cut flowers, mostly from seed.
Watch Juliet’s video to uncover the story behind her “jars of joy”, how life drawing helped her to learn how to love her body and her scars, why her children’s graduation was extra special and how blogging helps her to connect with different communities.
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You know you best
Your healthcare team is your best resource throughout your treatment. Talk openly and often with them about your doubts, questions and concerns. It might make you feel more in control if you take some time to plan for your appointment. Making notes before, during and after can help you retain information and make the most of your visits. We have developed a guide to support you in having these conversations with some tips to help you get the information you need.
Download your Moments That Count appointment guide.
Moments That Count has been developed and funded by Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Limited. It has been created in collaboration with secondary breast cancer patients whose knowledge and insights have informed the content and direction for the campaign.
If you get side effects with any medication you are taking, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse.This includes any possible side effects not listed in the information leaflet that comes in the pack. You can report side effects via the Yellow Card Scheme at https://yellowcard.mhra.gov.uk/. By reporting side effects, you can help provide more information on the safety of your medication.
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