Woman having a coronavirus jab

We answer some common questions about the current COVID-19 vaccines and breast cancer.

11 March 2021 Breast Cancer Now

A large group of people dressed in pink pose while out on their fundraising walk

In order to raise money for Breast Cancer Now, Dawn arranged some sponsored walks for herself and her friends. She shares her experience with her ‘Walk for Norks’ and gives some top tips for others who want to fundraise. 

19 January 2022 Personal story

Dr. Chris Lord, a white man with fine brown hair, wearing a lab coat and standing in his research lab

Researchers at the Breast Cancer Now Toby Robins Research Centre at The Institute of Cancer Research, London have discovered how cancer cells could resist treatment with PARP inhibitors. It could help make treatment more effective and find who would benefit most from it.

10 January 2022 Breast Cancer Now

Meera, a young brown woman, holds her toddler-aged daughter while smiling in front of a large Christmas tree

Meera is 33 years old and having treatment for breast cancer. She has been documenting her story on social media in the hope of reaching other young people with cancer and reminding people to stay breast aware. 

6 January 2022 Personal story

Btesam, a young brown woman with long dark hair, smiles in front of a beautifully tiled wall

Btesam is a newly qualified therapeutic radiographer in a London NHS trust. She tells us about her experiences with patient volunteers, and how they informed the work she does today.

6 January 2022 Personal story

Nana, a Japanese woman with a shaved head, smiles warmly while wearing a black top

When Nana was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer, she felt overwhelmed by uncertainty. She shares how she consciously adopted a positive mindset, and how she’s since given back by fundraising. 

5 January 2022 Personal story

A close up picture of, Nicky, a young white woman with long blonde hair.

Nicky struggled with her mental health after breast cancer treatment and worked hard to rebuild herself. She shares what she struggled with, what helped her, and where she is now. 

4 January 2022 Personal story

Rich stands looking over a bridge

Rich’s mum, Wendy, died of secondary breast cancer in 2016. Since then, he has been fundraising to help others like her, and recently set up a Fund in Memory to continue celebrating her life. 

23 December 2021 Personal story

Two researchers, a younger man and an older woman, stand in the lab

Researchers based at the University of Oxford have discovered a way to boost the effectiveness of a new type of drug which is currently being tested for breast cancer.

22 December 2021 Breast Cancer Now

A molecular biology laboratory bench with various test tubes, test tube holders, and pipettes. Equipment like this can be used to carry out PCR tests.

People who are at most risk of becoming seriously ill if they get COVID-19 can now have drug treatments to try to reduce their symptoms. This includes people over 50 and people with breast cancer.

20 December 2021 Breast Cancer Now