Breast Cancer Now works in Scotland from an office in Edinburgh and has research projects in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee. We are the leading breast cancer charity in Scotland.
Our work in Scotland
Over 4,600 women and 28 men are diagnosed with breast cancer in Scotland each year. It is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women and around 1,000 people in Scotland die from the disease every year.
Health is a devolved issue and many decisions about breast cancer in Scotland are driven by Scottish-based bodies. So by having a dedicated, physical presence in Scotland, we can champion the needs of all breast cancer patients throughout the United Kingdom.
Breast Cancer Now has a Scottish office, based in Edinburgh and we are Scotland’s leading charity dedicated to stopping women dying from breast cancer. Our aim is that by 2050, no one will die from breast cancer.
To realise this, we fund cutting-edge research into the disease in Scotland, collaborating with the brightest researchers and foremost organisations from around the world. In Scotland we support 21 scientists, working on research projects in locations such as Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Stirling.
We seek to keep breast cancer at the top of the agenda through our policy and campaigning work here in Scotland. We influence the quality, provision of treatments and services for those with or at risk of breast cancer and do this by working closely with the Scottish Government, NHS Scotland and other decision makers.
We’re currently campaigning to “Show Scotland some TLC” by asking MSPs to promote breast awareness.
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We are also a member of the Scottish Cancer Coalition which provides a further platform to ensure breast cancer stays at the top of the health agenda.
We communicate the signs and symptoms of breast cancer to Scottish women, as well as providing information on how to reduce their risk of the disease, with the aim of increasing earlier diagnosis and saving more women’s lives.
We support the Scottish Government ‘Detect Cancer Early’ programme, aimed at increasing early stage cancer diagnosis.
How you can help
We know more than ever before about this devastating disease but we need your support. Our work is only made possible by the generosity of the public. We have committed over £1.6m to work in Scotland and with your support, we’re confident that we can stop women dying from breast cancer.
Our aim is that by 2020, 25% fewer people will develop secondary breast cancer and that by 2030, over 50% of those diagnosed with the disease will survive beyond five years.
Learn more by reading a blog by one of our supporters Lesley - 'The day my life changed forever'- about how secondary breast cancer has affected her.
Breast Cancer Now
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You can contact the team on 0131 226 0763 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll be happy to answer any questions you may have.