For the primary time, sufferers with secondary breast cancer in England are going to be counted in a particular audit funded by the NHS.
Secondary breast cancer is when the cancer has already unfold to different elements of the physique. The situation reached the headlines in September after the demise of the singer Sarah Harding.
Campaigners have fought for a decade for this info, which they are saying will enhance affected person therapy and help. 11,000 folks die annually from breast cancer.
The BBC met Alina who was identified with secondary breast cancer two years in the past.
Correspondent: Jeremy Cooke.
Producer: Claire Kendall
Camera/enhancing: Stephen Fildes
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