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

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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

MPs joined us yesterday in Westminster (15 October) to mark Secondary Breast Cancer Awareness Day.

The event in Parliament was hosted by Steve Brine MP, co-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Breast Cancer.

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Post date: 16 October 2014

As part of our #hiddeneffects campaign for Secondary Breast Cancer Awareness Day on Monday 13 October, husband and wife Eleanor and Antony talk about the impact on both of their lives of pain caused by her illness. 

Eleanor's story

Antony's story

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Post date: 14 October 2014

Today is Secondary Breast Cancer Awareness Day. As part of our #hiddeneffects campaign for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we are using today to highlight the hidden effect of pain with secondary breast cancer. We have also launched a petition calling on the Government to make secondary breast cancer a priority.

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Post date: 12 October 2014

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To launch Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Wembley Stadium connected by EE has turned its landmark Arch pink to support The Football Association and Breast Cancer...

Post date: 01 October 2014