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

This morning, Breast Cancer Care was at Downing Street to deliver a petition of 12,013 signatures. It calls for the UK and devolved governments to make secondary breast cancer a priority.

We know that many people living with secondary breast cancer are not getting the support and care they need. A person with secondary breast cancer is far less likely to have a clinical nurse specialist as part of their care than someone with a primary breast cancer diagnosis.

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Post date: 01 December 2014

This Tuesday saw a debate in the Westminster Parliament on secondary breast cancer, the first time it has been debated for a number of years. Tabled by Annette Brooke MP, one of the co-chairs of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Breast Cancer, MPs used the opportunity to raise a number of issues facing people living with secondary breast cancer. Encouragingly, the government responded during the debate, recognising the need to do more to support people with a secondary breast cancer...

Post date: 27 November 2014

Alexandra Burke will be performing at this Sunday’s eagerly anticipated football match between England Women and Germany in aid of Breast Cancer Care.

The X-Factor winner and Breast Cancer Care Ambassador will be singing the National Anthem ahead of the special ‘Breast Cancer Care International’ match. Around 55,000 people will attend the match, the same number of people are diagnosed with breast cancer every year in the UK.

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Post date: 21 November 2014

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We are thrilled to announce that Breast Cancer Care won the Dove Self Esteem Award for our body image after...

Post date: 17 October 2014