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.
- 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.
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...
Patient advocacy at the Advanced Breast Cancer 2 (ABC2) International Consensus Conference
Advanced breast cancer is widely misunderstood by the public, and people affected by it often feel isolated and unsupported. This was the loud and clear message from the ABC2 international conference last week in Lisbon.
The conference used the term ‘advanced’ to describe breast...
First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond this week helped us mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month and our 40th year, hosting a reception at Edinburgh Castle.
Mr Salmond congratulated us on the support we provide to thousands of people affected by breast cancer across Scotland. He also formally unveiled our new look.
With fellow MSPs, he met some of our volunteers and this year’s Scottish fashion show models, together with Scottish supporters and patrons, including broadcaster...
Today we’ve launched a campaign featuring three women who have had a diagnosis of breast cancer or are living with the...
A new system of pricing branded medicines, known as value-based pricing (VBP), is due to start from January 2014. The aim is to give NHS patients better access to effective and innovative medicines.
However, there's still time for us to highlight the particular needs and issues of people affected by breast cancer as the Department of Health (DH) and The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) continue to discuss how VBP will work.
As well as feeding into...
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