I grieved for my body after my mastectomy
Karen struggled with grief for her pre-mastectomy body. She shares how she processed her emotions.
People are living longer with this disease; things can only get better as long as research continues
Anna is living with secondary breast cancer. Here's how she's learning to deal with her diagnosis.
Mum is no longer here but her presence is huge in everything we do
When Holly Macbeth's mum was diagnosed with cancer back in 1988, she had no idea what the future held for her.
It’s hard for people to understand how I live with my cancer
Lucie was diagnosed with secondary breast cancer in 2016. She shares her difficulties in navigating her cancer between her ‘two worlds’. ...
I wanted to turn my diagnosis into something positive
Anita found Breast Cancer Now's services invaluable after her breast cancer diagnosis. She decided to host a local art auction to fundraise ...
I hope my mum’s story will encourage others to have genetic testing
After her mum was diagnosed with breast cancer, Jess discovered she had the BRCA1 gene. She’s set up the Jo Fine campaign in memory of her m...
My story: Going back to work
Bal, Alice-May and Kaz share their experiences of going back to work after their breast cancer treatment.
My reconstruction was a worrying time – but I got through it
After being diagnosed with breast cancer and having a mastectomy, Fiona struggled with her options for reconstruction.
I walked as a tribute for my mum
Natalie and her family took part in Walk Your Way to show their support for her mum, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010.
Someone Like Me helped me stay positive during the worst parts of treatment
On Valentine’s Day last year, all of Louisa's plans came crashing down when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Thankfully, our Someone Li...
Breast Cancer Now supporters host a Dolly Parton themed party
Jo is a seasoned pro at fundraising and like so many of our supporters, has had too many loved ones taken by breast cancer.
Getting support: counselling, support groups and mindfulness
Katherine shares how she found support through counselling, support groups and mindfulness.
Alison Keenan: adjusting to life after breast cancer
QVC presenter Alison Keenan was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011 and modelled in Breast Cancer Care’s 2012 London fashion show. She talk...
I feel guilty for having a baby when I have a faulty BRCA gene
Aimi’s mother and grandmother both died by the age of 36 from breast and ovarian cancers. Aimi tells us what it’s like to have inherited the...
I was scared to check my breasts
Della was diagnosed in 2010. This Breast Cancer Awareness Month she’s working to increase awareness and improve care for women with breast c...
I’ve been hosting a Big Pink for 15 years
Jane's Big Pink parties are an annual event for her family and friends. She shares why they are so special to her.
Secondary breast cancer didn’t stop me climbing Ben Nevis
Three years after she was diagnosed with secondary breast cancer, Alison Metcalfe completed a challenge that only recently she would have fo...
Telling my children about my diagnosis at Christmas
When Emily was diagnosed with breast cancer last Christmas, she had to find a way to tell her children.
Pink Ribbon 25: Your stories
Watch stories from some of the millions affected by breast cancer, the most common cancer in the UK.
I’m struggling to get fertility treatment funded after breast cancer
Rachael was devastated when she heard her breast cancer treatment might take her fertility. Her attempt to get funding for fertility treatme...
Baldly Beautiful: chemotherapy make-up tips
Make-up artist Andrea Pellegrini tells us about her YouTube channel giving make-up tips for women after chemotherapy.
My breast cancer helped me find the ‘new me’
Sonia was told she had an altered BRCA2 gene after being diagnosed. She shares how writing helped her cope with her treatment.
Winter hair loss tips: hats, head scarves and scalp care
Jane Buckley offers some great tips on hair loss, how to look after your scalp and options to cover your head as the weather turns colder.
I never want anyone to feel the isolation I did after my secondary diagnosis
Jo, who was diagnosed with secondary breast cancer aged 40, talks about the need for specialist care.
My scar reminds me I’m still here
Two years after she was diagnosed with breast cancer, Kim Smith reveals how her surgery affected her body image and relationship.
Five tips for managing hair loss
Jo was devastated when she found out chemotherapy meant that she would lose her hair. She shares her tips on managing hair loss.
I didn't want my family to take care of me
After Sue's treatment ended, she found there was little support in her area, and used blogs about others’ experiences to help her family und...
My cancer is a full-time job
Rebecca talks about how secondary breast cancer has taken over her weeks, and gives tips on managing day-to-day life with an incurable disea...
I realised how much I wanted a family when I was diagnosed
Rachael’s first thought when she was diagnosed was ‘Can I still have children?’ She talks about fertility treatment and how she had her son,...
Dear Cancer: I am no longer afraid
'Three years ago today you made a shocking appearance in my life. I can't pretend that you are going to like what I have to say, but I have ...
Volunteering helped put my life back together
For Hedwig Hegtermans, volunteering for Breast Cancer Care helped her feel normal again after treatment finished.