Miranda Ashitey writes for Breast Cancer Now and For the Breast of Us. She was diagnosed with secondary breast cancer in 2019, five years after her primary diagnosis. She works with METUP UK out of desire to effect change for stage 4 breast cancer patients, including increasing representation of Black and LGBTQ+ people.
Miranda’s Recommended Resources
The Leanne Pero Foundation
Established in 2019 by award-winning community champion Leanne Pero after her own battle with breast cancer at just 30 years old. The Leanne Pero Foundation aims to address the gaps in care for POC with cancer. After her own battle with the disease, Leanne realised that mainstream cancer services were not inclusive enough and did not provide adequate support tailored to the black and ethnic community. Similarly, the community were not engaging with medical services to gather the much-needed data to make the changes.
METUPUK is a Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC)  patient advocacy group. 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.
Breast Cancer Now
We’re Breast Cancer Now, the charity that’s steered by world-class research and powered by life-changing care. We’re here for anyone affected by breast cancer, the whole way through, providing support for today and hope for the future.