Dr Irshad

Dr Sheeba Irshad, clinical deputy head of the Breast Cancer Now Research Unit at Kings College London, answers some common questions about the current COVID-19 vaccines and breast cancer.

19 January 2021 Breast Cancer Now

Leanne, a young Black woman, smiles for the camera in her 'Black Women Rising' t-shirt

Rachel, our senior clinical nurse specialist, chats to Leanne Pero, founder of Black Women Rising, about the magazine she hopes will help BAME women diagnosed with cancer.

17 February 2021 Personal story

Flora, an elderly woman with grey hair, smiles for the camera

Flora Sheringham is a 73-year-old mother of three and a grandmother of six, and has been living with secondary breast cancer since 2014. 

16 February 2021 Personal story

Judy, a white woman with dark hair, sits on a stone step in her witch costume

Since taking up running in 2011, Judy has taken on some crazy challenges all over the world to raise money for Breast Cancer Now – often while wearing a witch costume.

15 February 2021 Personal story

a split image of Aurelie, a slim white woman, showing her during treatment with a shaved head and then after treatment as her hair starts to grow back

When Aurelie was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 40, only a few of her friends stuck around for support. Thankfully, she found someone to talk to. 

9 February 2021 Personal story

Margaret, an elderly lady, smiles at the camera

Hedwig lost her mother-in-law, Margaret, in 2020. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, many friends and family were unable to attend her funeral – but funds in memory gave them a place to remember their loved one. 

6 February 2021 Personal story

Richard and Karen, an older couple, stand next to each other smiling

During their marriage, Richard and Karen have both faced cancer. For World Cancer Day, they spoke about how the experience affected them differently, but also how they’ve been able to move forward together. 

4 February 2021 Personal story

Graeme and his father, John, sit together in the pub

Four years ago, Graeme’s dad was diagnosed with breast cancer. Now, Graeme is taking on an impressive challenge to raise money and awareness. 

4 February 2021 Personal story

A split image - first showing Linda cooking pink pancakes, and then her holding up a plate of the finished product with berries on the side

After having breast cancer herself in 2010, Linda is holding a Pink Pancake Party with her household to raise money for Breast Cancer Now. Follow her recipe to make a batch yourself! 

2 February 2021 Personal story

a side-by-side image of Francesca, a white woman, before and after chemotherapy. You can see that she had lost her hair, but it is slowly growing back.

Last year, Francesca was diagnosed with breast cancer. She had lost her husband five years before and struggled with handling treatment during the pandemic. She shares how her family helped her cope.  

2 February 2021 Personal story