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

Reuben's mum was diagnosed with breast cancer in the Spring of 2021, and died shortly before Christmas. In conversation with psychologist, Erin Thompson, we talk about how people may prepare for and manage grief.

20 July 2022 Breast Cancer Now

Hayley, a white woman with bobbed blonde hair, smiles widely while holding two disco balls

When Hayley was diagnosed with cancer in 2014, it had already spread and become incurable. Now, her husband, Scott, and their two children have been doing what they can to emphasise the importance of secondary research. 

15 July 2022 Personal story

Delyth and her husband on their wedding day. Delyth is looking towards the camera, smiling, while her husband is facing her.

Delyth found a lump in her breast just as the UK was going into lockdown in 2020. The nationwide restrictions meant she had to postpone her wedding, but going through treatment gave her a new perspective on life. 

12 July 2022 Personal story

Adobea, a young Black woman, poses against a yellow background in a bright pink coat. She has her hair in braids styled on top of her head and smiles warmly.

Adobea sought medical help four times before her breast cancer was detected, and by then it had already become secondary. She tells us about how factors such as age and race can have an impact on how patients are treated.

8 July 2022 Breast Cancer Now

A person sits at a desk behind a laptop. Next to them is a Breast Cancer Now leaflet.

After she was diagnosed with breast cancer, Anisa became detached from ‘normal’ life. In her Office Volunteer role with Breast Cancer Now, she’s starting to feel comfortable again.

5 July 2022 Personal story

Lisa, a slim white woman with dark, shoulder-length hair, stands smiling with her two teenage sons

For Lisa, one of the hardest things about going through treatment alone during a pandemic was how it impacted her sons. She’s now determined to get back on her feet for their sake as well as her own.

5 July 2022 Personal story

Fran, a young white woman with blonde hair, beams with happiness after finding out she has no evidence of disease

When Fran was diagnosed with secondary breast cancer at 25, she was determined to defy the prognosis she’d been given. After surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy, she's been declared No Evidence of Disease.

30 June 2022 Personal story

Debi, a white woman with cropped hair dyed in rainbow colours

After completing treatment for primary breast cancer, Debi was told very little about the risk of developing secondaries. Then, when she did try to seek help for her symptoms, she was turned away. 

29 June 2022 Personal story

This month, the Breast Cancer Now team held an event in Parliament to launch our latest campaign, #NoTimeToWaste, which is focused on improving early and rapid diagnosis of breast cancer.

28 June 2022 Breast Cancer Now