Breast Cancer Now works in Scotland from an office in Edinburgh and with research in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee. We are the leading breast cancer charity in Scotland.
Over 4,600 women 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.
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 also seek to keep breast cancer at the top of the agenda through our policy and campaigning work here in Scotland. We influence the quality and provision of treatments and services for those with or at risk of breast cancer. We do this by working closely with the Scottish Government and NHS Scotland and other decision makers. We are also members 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 also support the Scottish Government ‘Detect Cancer Early’ programme, aimed at increasing early stage cancer diagnosis.
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 per cent fewer people will develop secondary breast cancer and that by 2030, over 50% of those diagnosed with the disease will survive beyond five years.
The day my life changed forever - is a blog about how secondary breast cancer has affected Lesley who is based in Scotland.
You can also contact the team on 0131 226 0763 or email firstname.lastname@example.org