Research round-up

We look at three projects we’re funding to help improve the lives of women with breast cancer.

Personal story | 19 September 2019

In February 2014, at the age of 29, illustrator Lili Sohn was diagnosed with breast cancer. In order to keep her family and friends up to date on what was happening, and so she could vent whenever she needed to, she decided to create a comic blog called ‘Tchao Günther’.

Talking about her reasons behind the blog, Lili says:

| 10 February 2016

Are you known for your fab lab photos, or do you create magical computer models? We want to see your best breast cancer research images!

Winners will have their innovative images promoted widely to the breast cancer research community through Breast Cancer Now and the leading breast cancer journal, Breast Cancer Research.

Opening date: Monday 8 February 2016

Closing date: Friday 6 May 2016

| 8 February 2016

I am not a runner

| 5 February 2016

As individuals, we can try to make healthier choices to reduce our risk of breast cancer. Being physically active, maintaining a balanced weight, and limiting your intake of alcohol all help to prevent breast cancer. In fact, 40% of breast cancer cases could be prevented just by people making changes to their lifestyle.

| 4 February 2016

bowl of fruit on a windowsill

Some of the things you can do to help you lose weight if you've put it on during breast cancer treatment.

Breast Cancer Now | 4 February 2016

Breast Cancer Care nurse

If you’re facing a diagnosis of secondary breast cancer, we’re here for you, with information and support. Secondary breast cancer clinical nurse specialist Catherine Priestley discusses our revised pack.

Breast Cancer Now | 3 February 2016

With more than 50,000 women diagnosed with breast cancer each year in the UK, there are often stories in the media about the possible causes of breast cancer and how to prevent it.

It seems that almost weekly, a new ‘breast cancer risk’ is announced by the media, which can cause confusion about what has or hasn’t been shown to be linked to breast cancer. So, to help you separate the truth from the myths we've set straight some of the common misconceptions around breast cancer risk.

| 3 February 2016

Well… What do you say…

We don’t have a history of breast cancer in our family, so in February 2014 when my mum told me that she had found some abnormalities, I didn’t make the jump to breast cancer. It’s hard to comprehend that someone you love could get this diagnosis.

| 29 January 2016

Taking on a challenge

Finding out my mum had breast cancer is a conversation I will never forget. I’m the sort of person who likes problem solving, but the feeling of helplessness I had knowing there was nothing I could do to fix this situation was really difficult. Mum has had to undergo a

| 29 January 2016