Adrienne Morgan
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'I assumed second cancer diagnosis was a death sentence'

A major new study on the future of breast cancer treatment is calling for a greater focus on tumours that have spread.

More than 100 scientists and health care professionals took part in the study commissioned by the charity Breast Cancer Campaign which looked at gaps in research.

The charity is warning that unless progress in tackling the disease accelerates, an estimated 185,000 lives will be lost in the UK in the next 20 years.

Adrienne Morgan was diagnosed with cancer of the spine five years after receiving treatment for breast cancer.

She was first diagnosed in 2005 and had a lump removed from her breast.

Being diagnosed with the disease for a second time was, Ms Morgan says, "the worst thing that's ever happened" to her.

  • 01 Oct 2013
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