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.
With the General Election just a few months away, each of the political parties are beginning to make promises about what they...
The Cancer Drugs Fund gives patients in England access to drugs that otherwise wouldn't be available through the NHS.
NHS England today announced that a number of drugs are to be removed from the Cancer Drugs Fund.
Here are eight things you should know about the announcement
- The review of the drugs available on the Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF) is as a result of recent changes to the way the...
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.
Also, as we...
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...
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