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

Jen, a white woman with mid-length blonde hair and round glasses, smiles in a field of daffodils while wearing a yellow hoodie

In 2017, Jen received a de novo diagnosis of secondary breast cancer after experiencing some unusual symptoms. She tells us about the misconceptions she had about cancer, and how she's working with Breast Cancer Now to campaign for change.

29 July 2021 Breast Cancer Now

Dawn, a white woman with cropped brown hair, smiles with her daughter, Eve, who has long blonde hair and a colourful scarf. They are enjoying the sunny countryside.

When Dawn was diagnosed with breast cancer, she worried about how her young daughter, Eve, might react.

28 July 2021 Personal story

Sania and Asad, a young couple, smile for the camera

Asad and Sania were not yet married when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. He tells us how their future suddenly felt uncertain, and why Sania’s treatment brought them closer together. 

28 July 2021 Personal story

Aliya, who has pale brown skin and brown eyes, smiles while wearing a blue hat

Aliya experienced a long delay when seeking help for her secondary breast cancer symptoms. She hopes her story can help both doctors and patients recognise the potential signs of secondary breast cancer. 

27 July 2021 Personal story

Lucy, a white woman with short brown hair, takes a smiling selfie while getting chemotherapy treatment

Last year, Lucy experienced a recurrence just four years after first being diagnosed at age 28. She tells us about how she's managing treatment, being open with her young daughter, and being optimistic about the future.

22 July 2021 Personal story

Medina and Nadia pose together at Medina's graduation

Medina’s sister, Nadia, found out she had breast cancer when she was just 23. She tells us how scary it was to see her younger sibling go through treatment, and how she did her best to help. 

22 July 2021 Personal story

A split image - first, showing Lorraine, a Black woman with a shaved head, in treatment. The second image shows her shortly before that, on holiday with her two boys.

When Lorraine found a lump, she thought nothing could be done to help her. After her treatment and recovery, she turned her attention to helping and educating others on breast cancer. 

21 July 2021 Personal story

Patricia, an older lady with grey-brown hair, smiles warmly while sitting outside

Patricia has had breast cancer four times since 1989 and has seen attitudes towards mastectomies change. However, she acknowledges there is still a prejudice against having mastectomies without reconstruction. 

20 July 2021 Personal story

Amanda, a white woman with short curly hair and freckles, looks straight into the camera

In 2002, actor Amanda Mealing discovered she had breast cancer within 24 hours of giving birth. Determined not to let her treatment interfere with motherhood, she buried a lot of her feelings. Years later, she began to suffer with what she now recognises as PSTD.

16 July 2021 Breast Cancer Now