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

Lynsey, a young white woman, sits on a hospital gurney with her thumbs up. She is wearing a mask and hospital scrubs, but it is clear from her eyes that she is grinning.

When Lynsey was diagnosed with breast cancer at 24, she wanted to let other young people know they could be at risk. By sharing her story on Instagram, she reminded people to check themselves – but also offered hope to other women going through treatment. 

18 March 2022 Personal story

A headshot of Elke, a white woman with short red-brown hair, smiling against a red background. One of her storybook characters, a little girl, has been edited onto the photo.

Shortly after the sudden death of her husband, Elke was diagnosed with breast cancer. In both situations, she had to find a way to explain what was happening to her young children.

17 March 2022 Breast Cancer Now

Anita and her family

Anita’s husband has been living with a life-limiting illness for a long time, which meant it was especially devastating for her to learn she had secondary breast cancer. She tells us about how she took the news, as well as how she explains things to her children.

17 March 2022 Personal story

Lucy and her mum, Lin, sit side-by-side on the sofa smiling.

Emma’s last wish was to raise money so that other people wouldn’t go through the same experience as her. Lin and Lucy, Emma’s mum and sister, tell us more about Emma’s legacy, as well as how they are honouring her wish. 

15 March 2022 Personal story

Two images of Nicole, a young woman: first looking tired and unwell in her hospital bed, then happy and bright later on at home

Nicole was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer at the age of 27. She speaks about losing her mum to the disease, and her hopes of one day becoming a mum herself. 

14 March 2022 Personal story

skylar feat

Skylar was only 12 when her mum was diagnosed with breast cancer, and the news had a huge impact on her life. Later on, she began to question her own risk of developing the disease. 

8 March 2022 Personal story

Rosamund and Jonathan standing together outside with their two children

Last year, we spoke with Rosamund and her husband, Jonathan, about her recent breast cancer diagnosis and how the two of them were managing things alongside being parents to their young children.

7 March 2022 Breast Cancer Now

A woman in a black shirt clasps the left side of her chest with both hands

Breast Cancer Now Voices is helping researchers at the Sheffield Hallam University understand how women experience and live with breast or trunk lymphoedema after breast cancer treatment

7 March 2022 Breast Cancer Now

Julie, a young woman with curly brown hair pushed back by a bandana. She has pale skin, hazel eyes, and is wearing a pink jacket.

When Julie was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer during lockdown, she wanted to do something to ensure both she and her son stayed healthy and happy – so she took on a challenge. 

7 March 2022 Personal story