Charlotte, Nicky, Selin and Shevelle all sit together while modelling Dorothy Perkins outfits

Knowing how to help someone with breast cancer can be tricky, which is why we spoke with four women with different types of breast cancer about the kinds of support that they most appreciate.

18 October 2021 Personal story

Emma, a young white woman, wears a light pink wig and has colourful eyeshadow

Emma was diagnosed with breast cancer in the middle of lockdown last year, not long after her eldest daughter had leukaemia. She shares the impact it had on her mental health and her hopes for moving forward. 

8 September 2021 Personal story

Em, whose hair short following chemotherapy, smiles with her husband and their dog

Em has always known she wanted to be a parent, but her plans were disrupted when she discovered she had cancer at the age of 37. Now out of active treatment, she is excited for what lies ahead.

18 August 2021 Personal story

Medina and Nadia pose together at Medina's graduation

Nadia was just 23 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer last year. She and her older sister, Medina, tell us how they were both impacted.

12 August 2021 Breast Cancer Now

Jennifer, a Black woman with natural hair, sits for the camera while wearing a white jumper

Jennifer struggled when she was diagnosed with secondary (metastatic) breast cancer, but has worked hard to change her attitude and to advocate for others who may not realise their breast cancer risk. 

4 August 2021 Personal story

Zahida, a young Asian woman with glasses and shoulder-length black hair, smiles while wearing a smart blue and yellow top

When Zahida discovered she had cancer, it was difficult to find support amongst friends and family because it was seen as a taboo topic. She tells us why she’s now keen to share her story and change perspectives within BAME communities. 

15 July 2021 Personal story

Bami, a Black woman with braided hair and bright coral-coloured eyeshadow, smiles while wearing a white top

After losing her mum and sister to breast cancer, Bami was hypervigilant about her own risk. Now, she volunteers her time and efforts to educating others on what to look out for.

8 July 2021 Breast Cancer Now

Sacha, a young woman with long dark blonde hair, poses for the camera.

When Sacha was diagnosed with breast cancer last year, she felt isolated. Through social media, she was able to find support – and now hopes to support others. 

25 May 2021 Personal story

Nina, a slim biracial woman with big curly hair, smiles broadly for the camera

When Nina began treatment for breast cancer at the age of 36, she saw her body change drastically. As she began to recover, she discovered a new side of herself. 

17 May 2021 Personal story