Our Mission

Second Hope is the only UK charity specifically for people living with advanced breast cancer. Its mission is to provide hope and strength by raising awareness, providing support, campaigning and funding research into advanced breast cancer.


The charity has four main objectives

To raise awareness and increase knowledge of advanced breast cancer

There have been many advances in the treatment of breast cancer but the fact remains that c30% of breast cancer sufferers will develop metastatic disease, sometimes years after their initial diagnoses. Sometimes people will go for months with unexplained symptoms without realising they may be connected to their previous breast cancer diagnosis.

We aim to raise awareness and increase knowledge of the disease by providing detailed information on advanced breast cancer and the symptoms to look out for.

To support and empower those diagnosed and living with advanced breast cancer

A secondary diagnosis is devastating but it is not an immediate death sentence. People can, through drugs and other treatments, achieve long periods of remission and have a good quality of life with the disease.

We aim to empower those diagnosed with advanced breast cancer by providing up to date information on treatment options, local and national support groups and, on a practical level, the resources and financial benefits that may be available.

To campaign on behalf of those affected by advanced breast cancer

Despite a number of promising new treatments for advanced breast cancer, NHS funding is not always available. Although these treatments cannot cure advanced breast cancer, they can provide extra months, sometimes years, of good quality life and we believe they should be available to all who need them.

We aim to ensure all advanced breast cancer patients have access to life extending drugs and treatments.

To fund research into advanced breast cancer

Around 30% of breast cancer patients will develop metastatic disease, yet it is estimated that less than 5% of all breast cancer research funding is dedicated to advanced breast cancer.

We aim to increase the proportion of funding which currently goes towards advanced breast cancer and will only fund peer reviewed projects dedicated to researching advanced breast cancer and potential treatments.

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For General Enquiries

info@secondhope.org.uk