Breast Cancer Awareness month

This month, we’re committed to showing you that no matter who you are, whatever your experience of breast cancer – we’re always with you.

How can we help you?

Aliya, who has pale brown skin and brown eyes, smiles while wearing a blue hat

We’re helping patients and healthcare professionals spot the signs and symptoms of secondary breast cancer.

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.

Every way we can

At Breast Cancer Now, we’re accelerating research and providing vital support, every way we can. We won’t stop until we find a way forward for people like Pam, Tony, Fran, Irene, Roger and Stella.

A Breast Cancer Now supporter wearing pink

wear it pink

On Friday 22 October, wear pink. Raise money. Help make life-changing breast cancer research and care happen.

Your stories

A split image - first, showing Emma standing with her husband and two children, then by herself against a brick wall - her brown hair is cropped short and she is smiling

When Emma was diagnosed with DCIS during the pandemic, she experienced difficulties with her treatment and finding support.  

25 October 2021 Personal story

Elke, who has no hair due to chemotherapy, smiles while her children stand either side of her and kiss her cheeks

Elke was diagnosed with breast cancer three years after her husband died. In both instances, she worked hard to be honest with her children and wrote books to help other families in similar circumstances.

21 October 2021 Personal story

Richard, a white man with short hair, smiles broadly while wearing a blue and pink top

When Richard was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015, he found that all his treatment was female-focused. Now, he is working to raise awareness and eliminate stigma for other men in the same position.

19 October 2021 Personal story