Receiving a cancer diagnosis in your 20s or 30s is hard enough, but when you receive a secondary cancer diagnosis, there may be even more questions and issues you may face. That's why we've got videos for you to watch and a list of charity friends on hand to help you every step of the way. 

Check out our YouTube videos for more information:

Trekstock Talks Living with Incurable Yet Treatable Cancer

Lifting the Lid on LIVING with cancer

Check out our charity friends who can provide you with further advice and information:

Make 2nds Count

Make 2nds Count is a patient and family focused charity based in Edinburgh dedicated to giving hope to women and men living with secondary breast cancer. We strive to do this by raising awareness and funding medical research that will contribute to advancing an increased quality of life for patients. Our community programme supports patients and families affected by this incurable disease also known as metastatic breast cancer.

Secondary Sisters

Secondary Sisters is an online group, founded by Nicky and Laura, that provides the best possible support for young adults living with secondary cancer in the UK. Together, we can help unite them to find their confidence and be equipped with the tools to live even better with cancer.

Breast Cancer Now

Secondary breast cancer occurs when breast cancer cells spread from the first (primary) cancer in the breast through the lymphatic or blood system to other parts of the body. Read more about diagnosis, treatments and living with secondary breast cancer, and find support. Secondary breast cancer is not the same as breast cancer recurrence. If you are concerned about your primary breast cancer returning, find information and support here.

Met Up UK

Met Up UK is the ONLY patient advocacy group in the UK. We are here to push and promote issues with secondary/metastatic breast
cancer. We are working to improve outcomes for those living with MBC. We won’t stop until it is downgraded from an incurable disease to a chronic illness. We want people with MBC to gain access to the very best medicines to help them live longer and improve their quality of life.

Little Lifts

Aim to provide practical and emotional support to women who face chemotherapy or radiotherapy treatment for breast cancer, giving them a carefully created little lifts box at the start of or during their treatment. At the moment, our support focuses on women in Norfolk and Suffolk, but in the future our mission is to reach as many women as possible in East Anglia, and beyond. We understand that every woman’s experience of breast cancer is different, which is why we continuously evaluate and respond to what women want from little lifts through our patient-led approach.

Willow Foundation 

Willow Foundation

is the only national charity working with seriously ill young adults aged 16 to 40 to fulfil uplifting and unforgettable Special Days. For some their Special Day is the opportunity to return some normality to their lives. For others it is the last chance to fulfil a dream. But for all, at what is the most difficult of times, a Special Day can lift spirits, reunify families and be a source of strength . 

Metastatic Mammas

Metastatic Mammas is an online support network for parents living with ALL Stage IV cancers.


This website contains a series of resources developed from a partnership between healthcare professionals and patient representatives for patients who've been referred for radiotherapy to the breast or chest wall following a breast cancer diagnosis. In particular, the aim of the resources are to help patients who have been diagnosed with cancer in their breast for whom it may be beneficial to learn how to hold their breath for a short time during radiotherapy. For some patients, this is known to keep the area to be treated away from sensitive structures such as the heart. If you are not expected to need to use the breath hold technique you may still find some of the resources helpful.