Information and support available from Breast Cancer Now

We know some people with breast cancer are worried about coronavirus (Covid-19). Support is available below, including information on how the outbreak is affecting treatments and breast screening.

Latest information on coronavirus and breast cancer

Helpline staff

I’ve had breast cancer and I’m worried about the coronavirus (Covid-19). What should I do?

Clinical Nurse Specialist Jane Murphy, answers some common questions about breast cancer and the coronavirus.

How the coronavirus outbreak is affecting breast clinic appointments

Measures to reduce the spread of Covid-19 and pressures on the NHS mean some breast clinic appointments are changing, but it's still important to tell your GP about any new breast symptom.

Breast screening

Breast screening and coronavirus: the latest information

Most breast screening services were suspended due to coronavirus, but screening has now restarted across the UK. However, people are facing delays because of a backlog of appointments. 

Scientists at work in research labs

Your support is vital to help us carry out research

Professor Rob Clarke, a Breast Cancer Now researcher at the University of Manchester, shares how work in his lab restarted after a three-month closure due to Covid-19.

Read more about how your support can help our researchers can make up for lost time.

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Support for you

Call our helpline

Call our Helpline

If you have a particular concern about coronavirus and breast cancer or just want to talk, our specialist nurses and trained staff are here for you.

someone like me phone service

Someone Like Me

Talk to someone who’s had or been affected by breast cancer and can offer support, tips or just a listening ear during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Ask Our Nurses

Simply email any question – big or small – and get a reply from one of our specialist nurses.

Women discussing at a secondary breast cancer event

Women with secondary breast cancer are experiencing significant fears due to coronavirus

Our new survey found that women with incurable breast cancer are experiencing significant fears for their ongoing survival amid delays to treatment, scans and access to trials during the coronavirus outbreak. 

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Stories about coronavirus and breast cancer

Marisa, smiling and surrounded by flowers in a forest

I was working as a doctor during the coronavirus pandemic when I got diagnosed with breast cancer

Marisa was diagnosed with breast cancer in April 2020. It took a toll on her health, her mental wellbeing, and her work.

Rhianwen, who was diagnosed with breast cancer this year

Coronavirus affected my treatment

Rhianwen was diagnosed with breast cancer this year. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, her treatment has been affected. Find out how she is coping.

Chloe wearing a protective face mask and with her head shaved after chemo

I didn’t have time to think about the emotional impact of my diagnosis

When Chloë was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this year, the first thing she did was fly back to the UK for treatment.

We urgently need your support

The coronavirus outbreak represents an unprecedented situation for all of us. It is having a huge impact on the funding needed for us to continue providing the life-changing care and world-class research that people affected by breast cancer need, especially right now.