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

Mark, who is wearing florescent running gear, jogs through a park

When Mark’s sister, Sophie, was diagnosed with breast cancer, he ran to raise money for Breast Cancer Now. Four years later, he did the same thing for his wife. 

26 January 2021 Personal story

Carly, a slim white woman, smiles with her arms above her head, showing her mastectomy scars and flat chest

When Carly first got breast cancer, she decided she’d have a double mastectomy if it ever recurred. However, when that happened, she was met with some resistance to ‘going flat’. 

22 January 2021 Personal story

Natalie, a slim white woman with cropped dark hair, smiles while sitting at a table

Natalie was diagnosed with secondary (metastatic) breast cancer in 2017 and received news it had spread to her brain a year later. She explains how she’s always been a positive and active person and appreciates life.  

18 January 2021 Personal story

Natasha smiling in a restaurant on her birthday

Natasha is one of six sisters, all of whom have had cancer. After testing positive for the altered BRCA1 gene and receiving a breast cancer diagnosis, she reflects on how cancer has affected her life. 

15 January 2021 Personal story

Melissa smiling with her husband and their three children on a day out

Melissa was diagnosed with secondary breast cancer at the age of 36. She sadly passed away in March 2020 – but not before leaving behind a wonderful legacy.

12 January 2021 Personal story

Julie before and after losing her hair

When Julie was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer during lockdown, she wanted to do something to ensure both she and her son stayed healthy and happy – so she took on a challenge. 

8 January 2021 Personal story

Nadia at her graduation

We look at how the coronavirus pandemic is impacting the treatment and care of breast cancer patients. 

7 January 2021 Breast Cancer Now

Close up of a microscope

We report from the largest breast cancer conference in the world, the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, which happened online in December 2020. 

6 January 2021 Breast Cancer Now

Helpline staff

Clinical Nurse Specialist Jane Murphy answers common questions about breast cancer and the coronavirus (Covid-19).

5 January 2021 Breast Cancer Now