Secondary breast cancer

This information is for people who have a diagnosis of secondary breast cancer. It may also be useful for the people around you, such as your family/whānau, friends or carers.

It will help you to understand what secondary breast cancer is and the physical and emotional impacts it can have on you and those close to you. It discusses living with secondary breast cancer and understanding what the future may hold. It looks briefly at symptoms and treatments and lists sources of help and support available to you.

For some people, having information about what is happening to them can be a way of taking back some control at a time when you may be feeling overwhelmed and powerless.

Mō ngā tāngata kua puta te whakatau mō te pā ō te matepukupuku ā-ū tuarua, tēnei pukapuka, ko te nuinga ō rātou,he wāhine. Tērā pea ka whai kiko anō mō ngā tāngata tata ki a koe, pērā ki tō whānau, ō hoa, ō kaitiaki rānei. E whai ana tepukapuka ki te āwhina i a koe, kia tino mārama ai koe ki tēnei mea, te matepukupuku ā-ū, me ōna papātanga ā-tinana, ā-ngākau hoki ki a koe me te hunga tata ki a koe. Kapi ai tēnei pukapuka i te āhua o te noho me te mate nei, me teāhua ō te whakatika i a koe mō ngā rā e tū mai ana. Ka titiro poto nei ki ngā tohumate me ngā momo maimoatanga, me tewhakarārangi i ngā pū āwhina, tautoko hoki e wātea ana ki a koe. Mō ētahi tāngata, mā te whai i ngā pārongo e pā ana ki ngāāhuatanga ka puta ki a rātou tētahi huarahi ki te whakahoki anō i te mana ki a rātou, i ngā wā ka taumahatia, ka kore whai kaha rānei.

The words in bold in the text are explained in the glossary.

We would value your feedback on this information. There is an online form

you can fill in here: www.cancernz.org.nz/cancer-information/other-links/feedback/

 

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