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 vaccines, how the outbreak is affecting treatments and breast screening.

Latest information on coronavirus and breast cancer

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Do breast cancer treatments lower your immune system?

Some people worry that breast cancer treatments might mean they're more at risk from Covid-19. But not all cancer treatments affect the immune system.

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Covid-19 vaccines and breast cancer treatment

We answer some common questions about the current coronavirus vaccines and if they are safe and effective for people with breast cancer.

Drug treatments

Covid-19 drugs: should I take one if I’m having breast cancer treatment?

People who are at most risk of becoming seriously ill if they get Covid-19 can now have drug treatments to try to reduce their symptoms. This includes people over 50 and people with breast cancer.

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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.

Helpline 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.

Stories about coronavirus and breast cancer

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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.