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.

11 March 2021 Breast Cancer Now

Beth, who has dark hair and wears sunglasses, smiles with her two young daughters

When Beth was diagnosed with breast cancer at  33, she struggled to find other patients her age. After joining the Younger Women Together course, she was able to find the support she needed.

19 April 2021 Personal story

gina and her partner

Gina was offered a single mastectomy with reconstruction after her breast cancer diagnosis in May last year but has regrets about the outcome. Here is what she wishes she knew before getting her surgery. 

16 April 2021 Personal story

a split image - first, showing a model with the breast cancer ribbon painted on their back, and second, a model painted in ornate reds, blues and golds

Victoria Gugenheim is a world-famous body painter, and has worked on some astounding projects. More recently, they have been working with breast cancer patients in order to raise money and awareness. 

14 April 2021 Personal story

Our 2019 report, which looked at the experiences of over 2,000 people living with secondary breast cancer, found that many were experiencing avoidable delays in diagnosis.

9 April 2021 Breast Cancer Now

a split image of Irene, first with a cold cap on, and then smiling with champagne after treatment

When Irene was diagnosed with breast cancer in February 2020, she was so grateful for all her family support. However, she also needed to speak to people who understood her situation. 

5 April 2021 Personal story

Two men look at research results on a computer screen

Forty years ago, only one in two women would live five years or more after a breast cancer diagnosis. Thanks to progress in research and care, it’s now almost nine in 10.

2 April 2021 Breast Cancer Now

Two images: one shows Ruth with her three children after finishing her marathon, the other shows her and her daughter holding up a sign for Breast Cancer Now

Ruth took up running during lockdown, and wanted to use her new hobby to do something good. So, she ran her own personal marathon for Breast Cancer Now. 

1 April 2021 Personal story

Targeting essential protein could lead to new breast cancer treatments

Researchers have found that a protein, frequently present in high levels in breast cancer cells, could be targeted with a new type of drug already being tested for other cancers.

31 March 2021 Breast Cancer Now

The 'bra sisters', Kate and Sarah, sit side by side and laugh while holding up a number of bras

Kate and Sarah became friends after being diagnosed with breast cancer around the same time in 2018. They faced a lot of the same problems during and after treatment – but, together, they’re trying to solve one of them.

27 March 2021 Personal story