Microscope and scientific equipment

In this podcast, we give you a quick insight into three of our current research projects and how they impact people affected by breast cancer.

27 February 2020 Breast Cancer Now


Isla was diagnosed while on holiday in Japan. She shares how her breast cancer diagnosis has shaped her and her family, and why she has written a book about her experiences, Making Pearls From Grit.  

19 November 2019 Personal story

Jackie expected to feel like new after treatment, but she struggled with her fitness. She explains how dragon boat racing helped her regain fitness and find people who understood. 

15 November 2019 Personal story

Pam on holiday

Pam wrote poems to help process her breast cancer treatment. She shares extracts from her collection on things to remember after a diagnosis.

15 November 2019 Personal story

Susan during treatment

When Susan was diagnosed with breast cancer, she felt like she would be a burden to her loved ones. She shares how she managed her feelings of guilt around her diagnosis.  

5 November 2019 Personal story

Rona and her husband

Rona wrote a poem whilst waiting for husband's last oncology appointment that captures the many emotions you feel at the end of treatment.

31 October 2019 Personal story

Avril after treatment

During treatment, Avril struggled to find the right local support services for her. Now, she’s using her background in tech to broaden choices for everyone affected by cancer. 

30 October 2019 Personal story


Darlaine shares why it is so important to share experiences about sex and intimacy after breast cancer.  

24 October 2019 Personal story

Photograph of Liz

Liz shares her experience of returning to work as a breast surgeon after her own diagnosis, and why she’s now an ambassador for Working with Cancer.

21 October 2019 Personal story


Esther shares how Breast Cancer Now’s services helped her reclaim her life after her diagnosis in 2013.

16 October 2019 Personal story