Deep breath. In 2006, while living in Sicily, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. In 2010, having returned to the UK, I discovered that the cancer had spread to my liver and bones. This condition is known as secondary breast cancer (because the primary cancer was found in my breast). A secondary cancer means that the disease can be controlled but not cured. Like many people with this illness, I prefer to describe myself as ‘living with cancer’ rather than ‘dying from’… The illness doesn’t define me but it IS a part of who I am. Anyway this is my blog. Breathe out.