Spot the signs and symptoms of secondary breast cancer earlier

We’re helping patients and healthcare professionals spot the signs and symptoms of secondary breast cancer. An early diagnosis can have a dramatic impact on quality of life. 

How can we help you?

Coronavirus and breast cancer information

Read the latest information and support on coronavirus and breast cancer from Breast Cancer Now. Read more.

Signs and symptoms

It's important to get to know your breasts. Check your breasts regularly and see your GP if you notice any changes. Find out more.

Our advisory committees

We focus on four key areas of research: risk and prevention, early detection and diagnosis, treatment and secondary breast cancer. Learn more.

Have an Afternoon Tea

You’re invited to have an Afternoon Tea this August for people affected by breast cancer.

Philippa

Time For Trodelvy

For some women with triple negative secondary breast cancer, new drug Trodelvy offers the hope of precious extra time.

Sign our petition to make sure they can access it.

Your stories

Lucy, a white woman with short brown hair, takes a smiling selfie while getting chemotherapy treatment

Last year, Lucy experienced a recurrence just four years after first being diagnosed at age 28. She tells us about how she's managing treatment, being open with her young daughter, and being optimistic about the future.

22 July 2021 Personal story

Medina and Nadia pose together at Medina's graduation

Medina’s sister, Nadia, found out she had breast cancer when she was just 23. She tells us how scary it was to see her younger sibling go through treatment, and how she did her best to help. 

22 July 2021 Personal story

A split image - first, showing Lorraine, a Black woman with a shaved head, in treatment. The second image shows her shortly before that, on holiday with her two boys.

When Lorraine found a lump, she thought nothing could be done to help her. After her treatment and recovery, she turned her attention to helping and educating others on breast cancer. 

21 July 2021 Personal story