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

Carly, a woman in her early 40s with shoulder-length blonde hair, smiles warmly

Carly lost both her mum and her grandmother to breast cancer, so she almost expected to get a diagnosis at some point. However, it came much sooner than she thought, and presented a lot of challenges - both mental and physical.

12 May 2022 Breast Cancer Now

Marcia, an athletic white woman with dark brown hair, holds a yoga pose atop a rock jutting out into the sea

After being treated for breast cancer at the age of 32, Marcia was left with a lot of fear and anger. Counselling didn't feel right for her, so she tried yoga instead. Now, 24 years later, she teaches classes for other women who have experienced breast cancer.

28 April 2022 Breast Cancer Now

Dr. Anita Grigoriardis leads the cancer bioinformatics group at King's College London. She tells us about her work and how it has an impact on cancer research and treatments.

5 April 2022 Breast Cancer Now

jen and clare

For 15 years, Breast Cancer Now has been campaigning for better information on those living with secondary breast cancer. We still don't have the statistics we need, but we are determined to see improvements.

30 March 2022 Breast Cancer Now

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

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

Fiona, a white woman with cropped grey hair styled into a quiff. She smiles while wearing red lipstick.

Fiona was already seeking help for her mental health when she was diagnosed with breast cancer, but found the support for this was sidelined when she began treatment.

2 March 2022 Breast Cancer Now

Jane, a white woman with bobbed brown hair, smiles while wearing a smart black jacket and shiny top

Jane was diagnosed with breast cancer after months of going back and forth for tests. She reflects on which parts of treatment she expected - and the parts she didn't.

17 February 2022 Breast Cancer Now