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

Angela, a slim older woman with cropped hair and a smart dress, stands with her hand on her hip.

Angela was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1989. Since then, she has done what she can to help others with a diagnosis. 

28 June 2021 Personal story

Four golfers, all dressed in pink, stand together

Every year, Turnhouse Golf Club hosts a special event to raise money for Breast Cancer Now - and it's always a smashing success!

24 June 2021 Personal story

Abi, a smiley woman with a shaved head and a summer tan, poses in front of the flowers in her garden

Abi was diagnosed with secondary breast cancer in 2019 after losing both her mum and grandmother to the disease. She tells us how it has changed her life, and how she is helping others with breast cancer.

24 June 2021 Breast Cancer Now

Verite, an older white woman with neat brown hair, sits outside wearing a smart suit

Verite was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2003, but still experiences side effects of treatment today. She learnt the importance of educating and speaking up for herself, and encourages others to do the same. 

23 June 2021 Personal story

Suzanne, a smiley white woman with blonde hair, wears a sparkly winter hat, blue puffy coat and glasses.

Suzanne was diagnosed with breast cancer last year, at the age of 49. She explains how her pre-existing impairment and the pandemic affected her treatment. 

21 June 2021 Personal story

A split image - first, showing Tony, an older white man, smiling at home, and then a picture of him out on a boat with the coastline behind him

10 years ago, Tony discovered he had breast cancer. Since then, he’s got involved with Breast Cancer Now to make other men aware of the risks. 

18 June 2021 Personal story

close up of gloved hands isolating a sample

The pandemic has had a huge impact on breast cancer research: disruption to clinical trials, labs not working to full capacity owing to social distancing, and cuts to research funding.

18 June 2021 Breast Cancer Now

Dr. Chris Lord, a white man with fine brown hair, wearing a lab coat and standing in his research lab

New research has identified a new class of targeted cancer drugs that could be used to treat patients whose tumours have changes to the BRCA genes.

17 June 2021 Breast Cancer Now

Rosamund and Jonathan standing together outside with their two children

In 2020, two days before Christmas, Rosamund found out she had breast cancer. We spoke to her and her husband about how they're working through it together.

16 June 2021 Breast Cancer Now