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

A split image - first, showing Lorraine, a Black woman with a shaved head, in treatment. The second image shows her shortly before that, on holiday with her two boys.

When Lorraine found a lump, she thought nothing could be done to help her. After her treatment and recovery, she turned her attention to helping and educating others on breast cancer. 

21 July 2021 Personal story

Patricia, an older lady with grey-brown hair, smiles warmly while sitting outside

Patricia has had breast cancer four times since 1989 and has seen attitudes towards mastectomies change. However, she acknowledges there is still a prejudice against having mastectomies without reconstruction. 

20 July 2021 Personal story

Amanda, a white woman with short curly hair and freckles, looks straight into the camera

In 2002, actor Amanda Mealing discovered she had breast cancer within 24 hours of giving birth. Determined not to let her treatment interfere with motherhood, she buried a lot of her feelings. Years later, she began to suffer with what she now recognises as PSTD.

16 July 2021 Breast Cancer Now

Floral patterned Cath Kidston mugs filled with flowers

The last year has been challenging for all of us, but fundraising provides the opportunity for us to come together again. Here, Cath Kidston share their tips on how to host a fantastic Afternoon Tea.

15 July 2021 Breast Cancer Now

Zahida, a young Asian woman with glasses and shoulder-length black hair, smiles while wearing a smart blue and yellow top

When Zahida discovered she had cancer, it was difficult to find support amongst friends and family because it was seen as a taboo topic. She tells us why she’s now keen to share her story and change perspectives within BAME communities. 

15 July 2021 Personal story

A female health care provider speaks with two older women

The experiences of people living with secondary breast cancer are unique, which is why our secondary breast cancer campaign has been calling for these experiences to be acknowledged and understood. 

14 July 2021 Breast Cancer Now

Jane and two friends from the Kent International Club going on a socially distanced muddy walk

When Jane’s husband had prostate cancer, she learnt a lot about the condition. Through Breast Cancer Now’s public health talks, she ensured she and her friends understood the risks of breast cancer, too. 

14 July 2021 Personal story

Jo, a young white woman with blonde hair, stands in a beautiful garden surrounded by flowers

A few years ago, Jo discovered she had breast cancer and was a carrier of an altered BRCA2 gene. She had always enjoyed writing but it was when she turned to it as an outlet after diagnosis, that it became a much bigger focus in her life.

8 July 2021 Personal story

Bami, a Black woman with braided hair and bright coral-coloured eyeshadow, smiles while wearing a white top

After losing her mum and sister to breast cancer, Bami was hypervigilant about her own risk. Now, she volunteers her time and efforts to educating others on what to look out for.

8 July 2021 Breast Cancer Now