NHS England has announced (Thursday 28 August) that the Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF) is to get an additional £160 million in funding over the next two years.
Who this helps
The CDF allows patients in England to access cancer drugs not routinely funded by the NHS. The increase in funding will boost the annual £200m fund by 40% to £280m....
Five UK hospitals are asking their patients with secondary breast cancer how they feel about the support and services available locally. The survey is part of the Secondary Breast Cancer Pledge, a partnership between Breast Cancer Care and Breakthrough Breast Cancer.
Breast Cancer Care is here so that no one has to face breast cancer alone.
We are the only UK-wide charity providing specialist support and...
All older breast cancer patients should have the information they need about their treatment, in the way that they wish to receive it.
This was one of the main discussion points at a high-level roundtable meeting in Westminster this week. It was held by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Breast Cancer (APPG BC), which brings together MPs and Peers with an interest in breast cancer issues. We were also at the meeting along with health policymakers, healthcare professionals...
Every year just over 5,000 women under the age of 45 are diagnosed with breast cancer.
To help support them, we've worked with more than 200 younger women and breast cancer specialists to develop a set of the Standards of care for younger women with breast cancer.
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Volunteers Pat and Catherine 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.'