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

A close up of one hand holding another in a comforting manner

Tracey and Elizabeth­­­­­­­ were both diagnosed with breast cancer during the pandemic and agreed to share their experiences with the Health and Social Care Select Committee’s Expert Panel as part of its evaluation into the government’s commitments on cancer services in England.

27 April 2022

Anna, who has bobbed brown hair, smiles while holding up a medal from one of her many races. She is wearing a bright pink top.

Anna lives with secondary breast cancer in her liver, bones and brain, but she's found ways to gain control over her situation and adapt to her 'new normal'.

25 April 2022 Personal story

Dawn, who has dyed her hair pink and has glitter on her face, stands with her arm around her friend on the day of her Afternoon Tea

Dawn was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2018, when her child was just 10 years old. After attending Breast Cancer Now’s support programmes, she was inspired to volunteer, and has done some incredible fundraising with her Afternoon Tea event. 

25 April 2022 Personal story

A woman in a blue dress plays 'pin the lid on the teapot'

Having games at your Afternoon Tea is a great way to keep guests entertained and boost your fundraising.

21 April 2022 Breast Cancer Now

Jane stands in her kitchen with a big smile on her face. She has shoulder-length blonde hair, glasses, and is wearing a yellow top.

Former MasterChef winner Jane Devonshire was diagnosed with secondary breast cancer in 2012. Raising money for further research is something very close to her heart, which is why she is hosting an Afternoon Tea. 

21 April 2022 Personal story

Nana poses with an older man and two women at her Afternoon Tea

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.

20 April 2022 Personal story

A large group of women, all wearing Breast Cancer Now shirts, pose together at Maggie's Afternoon Tea

When Maggie’s daughter, Kirsty, was diagnosed with breast cancer, her friends and family rallied around to support her. Their group decided to host a ‘small’ Afternoon Tea for the cause – and it ended up being much bigger than expected!

20 April 2022 Em Barrett

Hannah poses with her mum at their Afternoon Tea

When Hannah’s mum was diagnosed with secondary breast cancer last year, it took a while for her family to adjust. She tells us how planning ahead helps her stay positive, and how hosting an Afternoon Tea gave her something to look forward to.

20 April 2022 Personal story

A picture of Naomi and her mum taken in the early 90s. Naomi, a toddler at the time, grins widely next to her mum, Juliette. Both of them have short, dark curly hair.

After losing her mum to ovarian cancer, Naomi discovered she had inherited an altered BRCA2 gene which increases her risk of breast and ovarian cancer. She wants to do all she can to decrease her risk, but she is apprehensive about surgery.

20 April 2022 Personal story