Two powerful groups of MPs and peers with a special interest in breast and ovarian cancer have come together to talk about improving services for people with a family history of the cancers.
As clinical nurse specialist for family history and breast health at Breast Cancer Care, I went to the joint meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Groups on Breast Cancer and on Ovarian Cancer last week with two staff from our Policy and Campaigns team.
We listened to the discussion and...
A woman who has been through breast cancer treatment twice told MPs she felt privileged to be able to give something back to others: ‘…to improve treatment and their experiences of treatment is really important to me.’
Tamsin was speaking at the House of Commons in Westminster last week at an event organised by us to tell MPs what access to breast cancer treatments means to patients such as them. ...
A charity today reports that older people with cancer are sometimes denied treatment on age grounds alone. This has added to our 2011 findings that older people with breast cancer don’t always get the same level of care as other patient groups.
Macmillan Cancer Support says lives are being lost when older people with cancer are not properly assessed on their fitness levels and the likelihood that they'd benefit from...
To ensure MPs and members of the House of Lords know about Breast Cancer Care and the work we do, we held an event at the House of Commons last Tuesday. Such events are vitally important so that we can call on these influential people to keep breast cancer on the political health agenda.
They are also an opportunity for us to remind policy-makers that we can help out when they want to understand what people living with breast cancer are experiencing.
About 25 MPs and...
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Volunteers Pat and Catherine recently gave a breast awareness talk at their local doctor’s surgery. Catherine says. “Pat and I had a great time. I have now started to contact other surgeries to see if they are interested in having a breast awareness talk for their patients. It would be great if we can get the GPs to appreciate what a great asset this could be to their surgeries”.