Dr Irshad

Dr Sheeba Irshad, clinical deputy head of the Breast Cancer Now Research Unit at Kings College London, answers some common questions about the current COVID-19 vaccines and breast cancer.

11 March 2021 Breast Cancer Now

Two images of Nicole, a young woman: first looking tired and unwell in her hospital bed, then happy and bright later on at home

Nicole was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer at the age of 27. She speaks about losing her mum to the disease, and her hopes of one day becoming a mum herself. 

14 March 2021 Personal story

Oscar, his younger brother and his parents smiling while on a walk outside

In the last two years, 11-year-old Oscar has raised around £4,000 for charity. He tells us why fundraising for breast cancer research is so important to him. 

11 March 2021 Personal story

Two images of Sherin. One shows her having chemotherapy in a hospital bed while wearing a mask. The other shows her at home, wearing makeup and a shiny top.

After being diagnosed with secondary breast cancer, Sherin lost her usual zest for life. Thankfully, she’s now rediscovered it – but it came from an unlikely source.

10 March 2021 Personal story

Gina, a white woman with blonde hair, smiles alongside her two adult daughters

When Gina was diagnosed with breast cancer last year, she struggled due to surgery complications and changes to her body. Throughout it all, her family were there to support her. 

8 March 2021 Personal story

Kendra, a Caribbean woman, posing with her husband and their two young sons

When Kendra was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2020, she found it difficult to talk about – especially with her family. She explains about the stigma towards illness in the Caribbean community. 

4 March 2021 Personal story

Johnny, a white man with silver stubble, takes a wintery walk with his partner and their dog

Johnny is doing the £1,000 challenge with the aim of raising money for people like his sister, Geraldine. This is his message for anyone else who wants to get involved. 

3 March 2021 Personal story

Anna shows off a medal she's won while smiling outside in the garden

Anna, a 53-year-old mother of two, has been living with secondary breast cancer since 2017. Here, she talks about how her life has changed – and how it hasn't.

1 March 2021 Personal story

Close up of a microscope

Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is an early form of breast cancer. In the UK, 7,000 people are diagnosed with DCIS every year. 

27 February 2021 Breast Cancer Now

A split image of Helen in treatment with no hair, and then later out on a walk

Helen was diagnosed with primary breast cancer a few years ago, and has since recovered from treatment. Now, she is raising money for secondary breast cancer research with the £1,000 challenge. 

25 February 2021 Personal story