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

Pink Ribbon appeal

What is it like to work on the Breast Cancer Now helpline? Our clinical nurse specialist, Jane, tells us about a few calls she received recently.

28 March 2022 Breast Cancer Now

Dr Diana Zatreanu, a young woman with light brown skin and dark hair, smiles while wearing a lab coat

Dr. Diana Zatreanu, who was involved in the discovery of a new type of drug that can treat breast cancer with changes to BRCA genes, tells us about her typical working day.

28 March 2022 Personal story

Amanda, a slim white woman with short grey hair, smiles while standing with her arm around Becs, a young blonde woman

For almost two decades, Amanda has worked tirelessly in so many areas of Breast Cancer Now. She gives us an insight into her work and imagines what it would look like condensed into a day. 

28 March 2022 Personal story

Proposed changes to cancer waiting times in England and what this could mean for people who are referred to a breast clinic with possible signs of cancer.

24 March 2022 Breast Cancer Now

Jade, a young white woman with blonde hair, sits on a boat with her two young children on her lap. All three of them are smiling, and the kids are wearing colourful life jackets.

Jade was only 27 the first time she was diagnosed with breast cancer, and treatment meant she couldn’t care for her young son. When she faced a recurrence three years later, she had a daughter to care for, too. 

23 March 2022 Personal story

Em, whose hair short following chemotherapy, smiles with her husband and their dog

Em has always known she wanted to be a parent, but her plans were disrupted when she discovered she had cancer at the age of 37. Amazingly, with the help of a friend, she was still able to make her dreams of motherhood come true.

18 March 2022 Personal story

Lynsey, a young white woman, sits on a hospital gurney with her thumbs up. She is wearing a mask and hospital scrubs, but it is clear from her eyes that she is grinning.

When Lynsey was diagnosed with breast cancer at 24, she wanted to let other young people know they could be at risk. By sharing her story on Instagram, she reminded people to check themselves – but also offered hope to other women going through treatment. 

18 March 2022 Personal story

A headshot of Elke, a white woman with short red-brown hair, smiling against a red background. One of her storybook characters, a little girl, has been edited onto the photo.

Shortly after the sudden death of her husband, Elke was diagnosed with breast cancer. In both situations, she had to find a way to explain what was happening to her young children.

17 March 2022 Breast Cancer Now

Anita and her family

Anita’s husband has been living with a life-limiting illness for a long time, which meant it was especially devastating for her to learn she had secondary breast cancer. She tells us about how she took the news, as well as how she explains things to her children.

17 March 2022 Personal story