Debi’s secondary breast cancer was finally diagnosed long after she first told her doctor about her symptoms. Now, she reflects on what could have been done differently, as well as how her diagnosis impacts her life.
After being diagnosed with breast cancer at 27 and encountering difficulties during treatment, Melissa was constantly worried. It wasn’t until she went to therapy that she realised she’d been experiencing physical and mental symptoms of health anxiety and PTSD.
This year we’re celebrating 10 years of the Breast Cancer Now Tissue Bank. By collecting tissue samples from people affected by breast cancer and making them available to researchers, our Tissue Bank accelerates progress towards faster diagnosis and better treatments.
Reuben's mum was diagnosed with breast cancer in the Spring of 2021, and died shortly before Christmas. In conversation with psychologist, Erin Thompson, we talk about how people may prepare for and manage grief.
When Hayley was diagnosed with cancer in 2014, it had already spread and become incurable. Now, her husband, Scott, and their two children have been doing what they can to emphasise the importance of secondary research.
Delyth found a lump in her breast just as the UK was going into lockdown in 2020. The nationwide restrictions meant she had to postpone her wedding, but going through treatment gave her a new perspective on life.
Adobea sought medical help four times before her breast cancer was detected, and by then it had already become secondary. She tells us about how factors such as age and race can have an impact on how patients are treated.