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

We're here to support you

When Helpline staff talk to people calling with breast health or breast cancer questions it’s vital that the information we give is clinically accurate and of a high standard. 

11 August 2014 Breast Cancer Now

How does NICE decide whether to approve a new treatment?

8 August 2014

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) will not recommend a drug called T-DM1 (Kadcyla) which is used to treat a type of secondary breast cancer for use on the NHS.

8 August 2014 Breast Cancer Now

Rachel Rawson

Rachel Rawson Clinical Nurse Specialist at Breast Cancer Care comments on research published in the journal Annals of Oncology.

7 August 2014 Breast Cancer Now

The collaboration, called the international PALB2 Interest Group, have been investigating the impact of a faulty PALB2 gene on breast cancer risk. Their study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, showed that women who carried rare mutations to the PALB2 gene were found to be more at risk of breast cancer than the general population. Importantly, the level of risk associated with these mutations was influenced by a woman’s family history of breast cancer.

7 August 2014

Professor Andrew Tutt

What sets a scientist apart from the rest of the pack? I would suggest that timing plays a part, but I also have no doubt that you need to be innovative, diligent and dedicated to the cause in order to make the most out of the opportunities presented to you during your career.

6 August 2014

Two women talking and smiling

Five UK hospitals are asking their patients with secondary breast cancer how they feel about the support and services available locally.

5 August 2014 Breast Cancer Now

The eat well plate

Many people tell us that they put on weight during and after treatment and they contact us for ideas on how to get back to their original weight.

4 August 2014 Breast Cancer Now

Wearing a wig after chemotherapy

Many people who call us on the Helpline think that having breast cancer automatically means chemotherapy. We discuss the treatment and its effects. 

31 July 2014 Breast Cancer Now