Rhianwen, who was diagnosed with breast cancer this year

Rhianwen was diagnosed with breast cancer this year. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, her treatment has been affected. Here is how she is coping.

5 May 2020 Personal story

Jackie expected to feel like new after treatment, but she struggled with her fitness. She explains how dragon boat racing helped her regain fitness and find people who understood. 

15 November 2019 Personal story

Pam on holiday

Pam wrote poems to help process her breast cancer treatment. She shares extracts from her collection on things to remember after a diagnosis.

15 November 2019 Personal story

Susan during treatment

When Susan was diagnosed with breast cancer, she felt like she would be a burden to her loved ones. She shares how she managed her feelings of guilt around her diagnosis.  

5 November 2019 Personal story

Rona and her husband

Rona wrote a poem whilst waiting for husband's last oncology appointment that captures the many emotions you feel at the end of treatment.

31 October 2019 Personal story

Avril after treatment

During treatment, Avril struggled to find the right local support services for her. Now, she’s using her background in tech to broaden choices for everyone affected by cancer. 

30 October 2019 Personal story


Darlaine shares why it is so important to share experiences about sex and intimacy after breast cancer.  

24 October 2019 Personal story

Photograph of Liz

Liz shares her experience of returning to work as a breast surgeon after her own diagnosis, and why she’s now an ambassador for Working with Cancer.

21 October 2019 Personal story


Esther shares how Breast Cancer Now’s services helped her reclaim her life after her diagnosis in 2013.

16 October 2019 Personal story


Katie was diagnosed with breast cancer three times before she turned 30. She shares how she’s kept her sense of self while living with secondary breast cancer. 

15 October 2019 Personal story