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

Choosing a bra after surgery

If you have lost all or part of a breast after surgery for breast cancer, you’ll be offered a breast prosthesis. This is an artificial breast form that restores the shape of all or part of the breast.

26 August 2014 Breast Cancer Now

Complexity is everywhere. The vastness of space. Global economics. Navigating London bus routes. All incredibly complex. Science too can be extremely complex. The more we learn about something, the more questions we have to ask, leaving us perpetually filling an infinitely empty void with knowledge. This is called the ‘theory of ignorance’ as explained by French mathematician, Blaise Pascal:

26 August 2014

When people are going through breast cancer diagnosis and treatment we know it can often help to hear from others who've been through the same thing.

22 August 2014 Breast Cancer Now

Nursing Network

Here at Breast Cancer Care we host the Nursing Network. It's a UK-wide membership body providing training and networking opportunities for healthcare professionals who spend 50% or more of their time with breast cancer patients.

20 August 2014 Breast Cancer Now

Twenty years ago, over 15,000 women a year died from breast cancer. New figures released by Cancer Research UK show that this figure is now just over 11,500 – a 38 percent reduction in the number of breast cancer deaths in the last 20 years. Here are some of the advances which we think have contributed.

19 August 2014

When a woman or a man is diagnosed with breast cancer the impact ripples outwards affecting many people. 

18 August 2014 Personal story

In the early 1990s, a geneticist called Mary-Claire King made a phenomenal discovery. A researcher at the University of California, Mary-Claire demonstrated that a single gene on chromosome 17 was responsible for 5 to10 percent of all breast cancer cases.

15 August 2014

The Isle of Pink is here! For the seventh year running the Isle of Wight is turning pink for the whole of September! So far we have raised over £100,000 on the island to fund research, and we’d love this year to be better than ever.

Our brilliant volunteer group – Pink on Wight – are in St Thomas Square in Newport today, with entertainment, face painting and fundraising, so head down there now! And there are lots of events taking place across the island.

Here are some ways you can get involved:

13 August 2014

From John Snow’s early investigations into cholera, Pasteur’s experiments and Koch’s postulates, we have been able to work out that germs are the root cause of many diseases.  These findings quickly led to the development of preventative interventions to help reduce the

12 August 2014