Campaigning

Breast Cancer Care is committed to improving the treatment, support and
care of people affected by breast cancer. Our campaigning work is guided and informed by the views and experiences of people living with breast cancer.

  • Spotlight on Secondary Breast Cancer 
    People living with secondary breast cancer often do not receive the best possible standard of care. We’re campaigning to improve this.
  • My Body, Myself 
    We know that body image and intimacy issues are important for many people affected by breast cancer. We’re looking at how we can improve information and support in this area.
  • Standards of care for younger women with breast cancer
    Together with breast cancer specialists and younger women, Breast Cancer Care has developed standards of care for younger women with breast cancer. They include the care and support that all younger women with breast cancer should receive, and the important topics they may want to discuss with their treatment team.
  • Older people with breast cancer 
    Older people with breast cancer have poorer relative survival rates. We’re highlighting the need to improve early diagnosis and ensure optimum treatment for this group, as well as the importance of addressing support and information needs.
  • Access to treatment
    We want to ensure all breast cancer patients have access to the optimum treatment for them. We’re looking at how changes to the way drugs are funded may have an impact on people affected by breast cancer.

Campaigning blog


5027 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...

Post date: 10 July 2014

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...

Post date: 15 May 2014

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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Post date: 01 April 2014

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...

Post date: 05 February 2014