Woman having a coronavirus jab

We answer some common questions about the current COVID-19 vaccines and breast cancer.

11 March 2021 Breast Cancer Now

Hilary, a white woman with grey-brown hair, glasses, and a wide smile

Opting in to take part in a clinical trial has helped Hilary to realise the importance of research and motivated her to do more to represent patient views in breast cancer research.

16 August 2021 Personal story

Medina and Nadia pose together at Medina's graduation

Nadia was just 23 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer last year. She and her older sister, Medina, tell us how they were both impacted.

12 August 2021 Breast Cancer Now

Women wearing face mask looking out of the window

With Covid-19 cases rising again, some people worry that breast cancer treatments might lower their immune system, putting them more at risk. But not all cancer treatments affect the immune system.

12 August 2021 Breast Cancer Now

Carole, a white woman wearing a bobbed brown wig, rings the end of treatment bell while posing with a friend dressed as spiderman

Carole was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was 37. After a tough experience with chemotherapy, she’s also had to wait a long time for reconstruction. Thankfully, her friends have helped her through it. 

10 August 2021 Personal story

Jacqui and her friend Ju

Jacqui’s breast cancer diagnosis coincided with a number of other traumatic events, and she found herself experiencing a deep depression. This is how she managed to get through it. 

6 August 2021 Personal story

Annabel, who has dark brown hair and eyes, smiles while wearing a blue strappy top

Before Annabel was diagnosed, she felt that her main concern in life was to find a boyfriend. She tells us how breast cancer changed her perspective on things, but also how it affected her dating life.

5 August 2021 Breast Cancer Now

Jennifer, a Black woman with natural hair, sits for the camera while wearing a white jumper

Jennifer struggled when she was diagnosed with secondary (metastatic) breast cancer, but has worked hard to change her attitude and to advocate for others who may not realise their breast cancer risk. 

4 August 2021 Personal story

A split image - first, showing Vicks, a white woman, with a shaved head and a wonder woman headband. In the next image she is smiling with her daughter, Poppy.

Vicks' diagnosis was a shock, and she found it difficult to manage treatment on top of being a single mum and starting a new job. Thankfully, she found support online.

2 August 2021 Personal story

A split image - first, showing Jacqui posing at a football stadium in a leopard print top, then smiling with her friend, Emma

Jacqui was diagnosed with cancer in June 2019. Within the space of a year, she lost two friends and her dog to cancer, had to close her business, and was alone for months during lockdown. This is the first part of her story. 

1 August 2021 Personal story