We want to continue what mum started
28 years ago, Kim and Karen's mother passed away from secondary breast cancer. Almost three decades on, they're fundraising in her memory.
Secondary should not mean second best
Jen shares her experience of living with secondary breast cancer and why it's important to stay involved.
I decided to host an Afternoon Tea after my breast cancer diagnosis
After Jan finished treatment, she decided to give back and support Breast Cancer Now by hosting an Afternoon Tea.
I want to start an honest conversation about breast cancer
Sara found writing helped her move on after treatment. Now she wants her writing to help others through their own diagnosis.
I wanted to support the charity who had helped me so much
Frances hosted her Afternoon Tea after recieving support from Breast Cancer Care during her treatment.
I thought I was too young to get breast cancer
Shayna was just 25 years old when she found out she had triple negative breast cancer. Now, she wants other young women to know about the wa...
Talking to others about my secondary diagnosis has made me feel less alone
Caroline talks about how important her secondary breast cancer support group has been to her, and why she’s excited to take part in The Show...
When my sister told me she found a lump, I felt sick
Jennifer, founder of Naked Jam, hosted an Afternoon Tea in memory of her sister, Jackie.
Dear diary: I don’t know what’s going to happen next
Gwen kept a diary during her first few months after her diagnosis. She shares how she dealt with the whirlwind of appointments and informati...
My daughter and I were diagnosed in the same year
21 years after she first had breast cancer, Amanda and her daughter Leanne were diagnosed with the disease. She tells us why she’s sharing h...
Mum made every effort to show us we shouldn't be scared
Victoria and her sisters are hosting an Afternoon Tea in memory of their mum.
I have learnt to appreciate what matters
Lara’s mother died from breast cancer in 2014. She talks about her own diagnosis, and how she went through treatment away from her family wh...
I want to bring about change for women with secondary breast cancer
Laura Ashurst was diagnosed with secondary breast cancer 11 years ago. She tells us why she joined our Secondary Breast Cancer Campaign Grou...
I was in denial about the lump in my breast
Louisa was diagnosed with secondary breast cancer in April 2017. She shares why it’s important to know the signs of breast cancer, and how y...
I wrote poetry to help me through my breast cancer treatment
Pam wrote poems to help process her breast cancer treatment. She shares extracts from her collection on things to remember after a diagnosis...
I want my children to have something to comfort them after I'm gone
Beth, a mother of two young children, recently found out she has secondary breast cancer. Here, she tells us about her hopes for them - and ...
How I coped with my ‘dragon’ - my name for breast cancer
Elen writes to her ‘dragon’ - the name she calls her breast cancer. She shares her experience with primary breast cancer and how it changed ...
My three children found my diagnosis and hair loss hard to take
Sarah had three school-age children when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. The children found the news and their mother losing her hair ...
We hope that sharing experiences will help BAME women with breast cancer
Breast Surgeon Georgette Oni is hosting ‘Let’s Talk About… Black Women and Breast Cancer’ on 26 October, 2019. She shares why this event is ...
When mum was diagnosed I felt helpless
In support of his mum, Oliver and his team are raising £12,000 by running 5km every single day from the 1st to 25th December.
Sarah's story: I considered naming it
When Sarah found out she had a tumour during a routine breast screening, she prepared herself for a lot of change.
I wanted to be brave enough to rock a bald head
After experiencing hair loss during chemotherapy, Christeen started to get creative with her new bald look.
I won’t let my ‘dragon’ define me
Elen writes about her secondary breast cancer diagnosis, the moment that her ‘dragon’ returned. She explains why she refuses to let her canc...
I try not to worry about not being here in the future
Maureen reflects on her secondary breast cancer diagnosis during a cathartic trip to Scotland.
Sarah's story: Chemotherapy is a nasty word
After Sarah underwent surgery to remove her breast cancer, she thought she was done with treatment. Then, chemotherapy happened.
I fundraise so that anyone affected by breast cancer can receive support
After receiving care and information from Breast Cancer Now following a primary diagnosis, Steph has put on some incredible fundraisers so t...
How our fundraising group raises money in a covid-safe way
In 2008, Denise was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer. During her treatment, she found fundraising to be the perfect distraction ...
Our homemade Christmas gifts helped raise money for Breast Cancer Now
After being diagnosed with breast cancer, Denise decided to start fundraising. This year, she and her group made some extra special festive ...
I was meant to run the London Marathon in memory of my mum
Steve was going to run the London Marathon 2020 in memory of his mum, who passed away from breast cancer. Instead, he’s been organising virt...
Planning an Afternoon Tea helped me while I waited for treatment
After Allyson was diagnosed with breast cancer and was waiting for treatment, she decided to ‘go big’ and host an Afternoon Tea.
I’m so proud of Breast Cancer Now's partnership with M&S
Eva has worked at M & S for over 20 years, supporting their partnership with Breast Cancer Now whenever she could. She shares how her family...