Woman having a coronavirus jab

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

11 March 2021 Breast Cancer Now

After Ruth's mum died of breast cancer at a young age, it was suspected she might have had a mutated BRCA gene. When Ruth's own genetic tests showed that she was at higher risk, she decided to undergo preventative surgery. 

26 May 2022 Breast Cancer Now

Doug, a white man with silver grey hair and a short beard, waves from the window of an old steam train

Before he was diagnosed in 2012, Doug had no idea men could get breast cancer. Now, he wants to raise awareness amongst other people and improve resources for men affected by breast cancer. 

26 May 2022 Personal story

Photograph of a patient receiving cancer treatment

A new drug is approved for treating triple negative locally advanced and secondary (metastatic) breast cancer.

25 May 2022

Adobea first went to her GP with a lump in 2016, but wasn’t diagnosed with breast cancer until it has already spread. She tells us how cancer has changed her as a person, and how she’s determined to stay positive. 

23 May 2022 Personal story

A female researcher working at the Institute of Cancer Research. She has brown skin and long dark hair tied back in a ponytail. She is working at a computer.

How Breast Cancer Now Voices helped researchers in Wales understand the needs of women in breast cancer screening.

20 May 2022 Breast Cancer Now

Sukhy, a young South Asian woman with dark curly hair, sits against a yellow background wearing a white top and blue jeans

After going through chemotherapy, radiotherapy and two breast reconstructions, Sukhy lost her former body confidence and self-esteem. Over time, she’s found a way to get it back, and she’s sharing her story to help others.

19 May 2022 Personal story

Linda, an older white woman with bobbed blonde hair, smiles for the camera

After Linda was treated for DCIS, she wanted to give back and help improve services for future patients. She’s now a Patient Advocate with Breast Cancer Now, and continues to learn new things as she works to help others. 

18 May 2022 Personal story

Deanne and Annette became friends after meeting at a breast cancer support group in 2015. Since then, they’ve enjoyed hosting regular fundraisers together – including their annual Afternoon Tea. 

18 May 2022 Personal story


When Ruth was eight years old, her mum died of breast cancer. As an adult, she discovered she carries the mutated BRCA1 gene, and made the tough decision to undergo risk-reducing surgery.

17 May 2022 Personal story