When your partner is diagnosed with breast cancer your life can be turned upside-down too. It can be hard to know the right thing to say and to talk to each other about relationship and practical issues.
If you're in this situation you might find it helpful to talk to someone else who’s been there and understands what you're going through as you too come to terms with the diagnosis and try to work out how best to support your partner.
As we come towards the end of 2013 many people will be reflecting on those who have died this year and in years past.
At Breast Cancer Care we want to provide a safe and supportive space to acknowledge people who have died from breast cancer and for everyone on our Forum to share thoughts feelings and reflections. So we'll be opening a special thread between 10am-4pm on Friday 20 December for people to come with dedications thoughts feelings and memories.
As the only specialist breast cancer support charity working across the UK we want to be here with support and information even during the festive period when we know people can sometimes need it more than ever.
In the first of two blogs aiming to help you understand what services we make available for anyone affected by breast cancer over the holidays I asked one of our online discussion forum moderators – Sam – about the team’s work.