Dr Irshad

Dr Sheeba Irshad, clinical deputy head of the Breast Cancer Now Research Unit at Kings College London, answers some common questions about the current COVID-19 vaccines and breast cancer.

19 January 2021 Breast Cancer Now

Kendra, a Caribbean woman, posing with her husband and their two young sons

When Kendra was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2020, she found it difficult to talk about – especially with her family. She explains about the stigma towards illness in the Caribbean community. 

4 March 2021 Personal story

Johnny, a white man with silver stubble, takes a wintery walk with his partner and their dog

Johnny is doing the £1,000 challenge with the aim of raising money for people like his sister, Geraldine. This is his message for anyone else who wants to get involved. 

3 March 2021 Personal story

Anna shows off a medal she's won while smiling outside in the garden

Anna, a 53-year-old mother of two, has been living with secondary breast cancer since 2017. Here, she talks about how her life has changed – and how it hasn't.

1 March 2021 Personal story

Close up of a microscope

Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is an early form of breast cancer. In the UK, 7,000 people are diagnosed with DCIS every year. 

27 February 2021 Breast Cancer Now

A split image of Helen in treatment with no hair, and then later out on a walk

Helen was diagnosed with primary breast cancer a few years ago, and has since recovered from treatment. Now, she is raising money for secondary breast cancer research with the £1,000 challenge. 

25 February 2021 Personal story

Three women with secondary breast cancer stand together as part of the Unsurvivors campaign

A year ago, along with some of the incredible women involved in our secondary breast cancer campaign, we went to parliament to deliver a petition with more than 70,000 signatures to the Cancer Minister, Jo Churchill.

24 February 2021 Breast Cancer Now

A split image of Fran, a young woman with curly hair, first in her hospital bed after brain surgery and then back at home and smiling

When she was diagnosed with secondary breast cancer at 25, Fran put her all into building and maintaining her physical strength. 

24 February 2021 Personal story

dozens of pills of all shapes and sizes spread out on a counter

We share an update on which breast cancer drugs may be assessed for use on the NHS this year, and recap which drugs were approved for use in 2020. 

23 February 2021 Breast Cancer Now

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

Lucy was just 28 when she was first diagnosed with breast cancer. She faced a recurrence only three years later. She’s now taking part in a clinical trial. 

19 February 2021 Personal story