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I have a frozen shoulder. Is it safe to have steroid injections or surgery on my lymphoedema ‘at-risk' side?

Our Helpline often gets calls from people who have had surgery to their lymph nodes as part of...

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has said that a drug called T-DM1 (Kadcyla), which is used to treat a type of secondary breast cancer, is ‘“...

Our long-running one-to-one peer support service is being relaunched under the name Someone Like Me.

Every year we put hundreds of people in touch with one of our trained volunteers for emotional and...

If you or someone you love needs support during the long Easter weekend, our online Forum is always open.

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The European Breast Cancer Conference, held in Glasgow, brought together experts in the field of breast cancer to present new data and new ways of thinking about risk factors, treatment and treatment side effects, to name a few of the topics covered.

I listened to a number of...

Being diagnosed with breast cancer or having a relative with the disease does not usually increase the risk for other family members.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK. Every year nearly 55,000 people are diagnosed with breast cancer. Most of these develop it by chance,...

Breast cancer in men is rare. About 400 men are diagnosed each year in the UK compared to nearly 55,000 women.

About five per cent of breast cancers diagnosed are because of altered breast cancer genes passed on by parents. Both women and men can inherit and pass on altered breast cancer...

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...

Breast Cancer Care has appointed a new Chair, Cardiff-based employment lawyer Emma Burns, who takes up the post this week.

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When we announced the winners of our 2013 Nursing Network Awards, we said we’d post more details of the winning projects. The awards go to individuals or...

Mother’s Day, on 30 March this year, can be a difficult time when you no longer have a mother. As others are making a fuss of their mum, it can bring up your feelings of loss and sadness.

Working on the Helpline, we hear from many younger women supporting their mums when they have...

When and how do I tell my children that my breast cancer was because I carry an altered breast cancer gene that can be passed on?

Around 5% of breast cancers diagnosed are because of genes passed on by parents. For example, when people have inherited one of the known...

Breast Cancer Care’s Helpline answers many questions about the effects of lifestyle after breast cancer.

Some people want to know whether doing certain things – like drinking alcohol – could increase the risk of their cancer coming back (recurrence). Many people want to know if they can...

Have you finished hospital treatment within the past two years (you might still be taking hormone tablets)? And do you live in North West London?

If so, we need your help.

Over the past three years we've been researching the needs and experiences of women from different ethnic...

Breast Cancer Care Scotland is launching a high profile campaign aimed at promoting early detection of breast cancer in targeted communities and improving survival rates across the country. 

The three year campaign is being supported by Chris Weir,...

There’s a new a TV ad you might have seen with an older white woman on a seafront pier reflecting on why she needs to remain breast aware as she gets older. 

The ad is part of the Department of Health's Be Clear on Cancer breast cancer campaign, which is highlighting how important it...

Today the potential benefits of exercise for people with or at risk of lymphoedema after breast cancer have been highlighted in new draft guidance from the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

We're welcoming the guidance as it will help to ensure people get...

We're grabbing the opportunity to be part of the Life Begins 50+ Show at the Bournemouth International Centre on Sunday 23 March. We'll be there raising funds and awareness of the local services we offer in the Bournemouth area.

More than 300 people are diagnosed with breast...

We are the UK’s breast cancer support charity. And, it turns out, the patient information on our website is the main source of information and support for many women with breast cancer around the world.

That’s according to our former policy head,...

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK, and lots of people know how important it is to look after their breasts by being breast aware.

But many of those same people don’t have a clear idea of what to look and feel for when they check...

Carol Jackson in EastEnders, played by Lindsey Coulson, has found out this evening that she has a faulty BRCA gene, increasing her risk of cancer.

Around 55,000 people are diagnosed with breast cancer in the UK each year. In around 5% of cases it’s because of inheriting an altered gene....

Some treatments for breast cancer can cause menopausal symptoms. And because we take lots of calls on our Helpline – and written questions through our Ask the Nurse email service – we know the about the negative impact of these symptoms...

A new drug to treat secondary breast cancer has been approved for use in the UK.

The drug, called T-DM1 or trastuzumab emtansine (brand name Kadcyla), is used to treat a type of secondary breast cancer.

Secondary breast cancer occurs when cancer cells have spread from the breast...

Comment from Breast Cancer Care on a North American study published in the British Medical Journal, which suggests that women with a faulty BRCA gene have better survival rates after breast cancer if they have a double mastectomy.

Emma Pennery, Clinical Director...

Statistics can be confusing.

If you search the internet for breast cancer statistics, you may come across figures from a variety of UK or US sources. They may collect data in different ways, and the figures may refer to different points in time and different populations of people.

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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...

This week, the charity Pancreatic Cancer Action has launched a new advertising campaign featuring people with pancreatic cancer pictured alongside the text ‘I wish I had breast cancer’.  Below is Breast Cancer Care’s response to the adverts.

Samia al Qadhi, Chief...

In a creative new partnership, Scottish Premiership Football Club Partick Thistle aims to raise £38,000 for Breast Cancer Care Scotland selling exclusive seats in its newly branded and refurbished dugouts.

With the deal running until the end of the 2014-15 season, pitch-side...

The answer to this is yes because women over the age of 70 are still at risk.

And today (Monday 3 February) Public Health England launches a new national Be Clear on Cancer campaign to remind older women to visit their doctor if they spot any changes in their breasts. ...

 A woman who has been through breast cancer treatment twice told MPs she felt privileged to be able to give something back to others: ‘…to improve treatment and their experiences of treatment is really important to me.’

Tamsin was speaking at the House of Commons in Westminster last...

Voyagers Luke Birch, 21, from Lincolnshire and Jamie Sparks, 22, from London last week (Monday 27 January) became the youngest pair to row the Atlantic Ocean. And they did it while raising over £300,000 for Breast Cancer Care, making them our biggest ever individual fundraisers.

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A charity today reports that older people with cancer are sometimes denied treatment on age grounds alone. This has added to our 2011 findings that older people with breast cancer don’t always get the same level of care as other patient groups.

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When your partner is diagnosed with breast cancer, your life can be turned upside-down too. It can be hard to know the right thing to say and to talk to each other about relationship and practical issues.

If you're in this situation, you might find it helpful to talk to someone else who’s...

Are you coming to the end of treatment but anxious about what happens now? Are you still coping with side effects, even though your hospital-based treatment has finished? Are you worried that your cancer could come back?

Our...


Eat well DVDDid you know that increasing your physical activity can...

Lots of people are surprised to find out that men can have breast cancer too. This is because we don’t usually think of men as having breasts, but both men and women have breast tissue.

Of the 55,000 new cases diagnosed in the UK each year, about 400 are in men. And in the...

A new storyline in Eastenders has begun, focusing on much-loved character Carol Jackson, played by Lindsey Coulson, and a breast cancer scare.

Last week, Carol was shown feeling her breasts for an unusual change and tonight sees her go through the process of reporting this change to...

As we come towards the end of 2013 many people will be reflecting on those who have died this year and in years past.

At Breast Cancer Care we want to provide a safe and supportive space to acknowledge people who have died from breast cancer and for everyone on...

Our aim is to be here for every person affected by breast cancer, and this support can be vital during the festive period.

In the second of two blogs aiming to help you understand the services we make available for anyone affected by breast cancer over the holidays, I asked Amanda*, one...

As the only specialist breast cancer support charity working across the UK, we want to be here with support and information, even during the festive period, when we know people can sometimes need it more than ever.

In the first of two blogs aiming to help you understand what services we...

December is a time when the nights are long, making many of us feel tired and lacking in energy.

With a good night’s sleep, most of us can hope to regain our energy and be able to prepare for the week ahead, possibly even for Christmas. But for someone with cancer-related fatigue, a night...

‘If pay equalled worth, I’d be in a room full of millionaires,’ said our Ambassador Amanda Mealing speaking to around 200 breast care nurses at the Breast Cancer Care Annual Conference last month.

She was announcing the winners of our...

Several news sources have reported that a new test could spare thousands of women unnecessary treatment for breast cancer.

Researchers say they’ve identified a molecule that could help doctors decide when an early form of breast cancer, called...

November is traditionally a time for remembrance of those who have lost their lives serving their countries, and this year was no different with people all over the UK taking part in the two-minute silence on 11 November.

As we move into December there seems to be a rush of adverts...

It can be a great relief when you come to the end of treatment for breast cancer, but we know that it may also be a time when the legacy of everything you’ve been through suddenly catches up with you. This can feel overwhelming.

Whether it’s managing the ongoing side effects of treatment...

Talking about breast cancer and getting the right support for everyone involved can be difficult. We have a range of booklets that can help make this easier – from talking to your children to communicating with your partner.

Our newly updated factsheet...

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....

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...

You’d think it would be straightforward these days to get access to information that helps us make choices about the treatments and care we receive. We live in ‘the information age’ surely?

So why is it that when it comes to information about health, we are so often let down?

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Support for younger women with breast cancer

Sometimes only someone who’s been there can really understand what you’re going through. Being diagnosed with breast cancer as a younger woman can be incredibly isolating and we often hear how difficult it can be to find...

Hi, my name's Carol and I'm part of the UK-wide team based in our Sheffield office. I help coordinate and develop our Living with Secondary Breast Cancer services. 

I speak to lots of...

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...

Hi, I’m Steph from the UK-Wide Services team based in Sheffield. A big part of my role is working on the Younger Women’s Forums – a hugely rewarding job.

Six times a year we bring together a group of...

As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, our Publishing team got together this week with staff and volunteers from Wikipedia to learn about how we can help improve breast cancer content on the free, collaborative internet encyclopedia.

All our editors now have Wikipedia editing...

Breast Cancer Care works with Philips to make more people breast aware

We’ve been working with healthcare, lifestyle and lighting manufacturer Philips on a mobile app to make more people...

We know that treatments such as surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and hormone drugs can leave a woman with problematic menopausal symptoms, loss of femininity, feelings of anxiety and depression, as well as not feeling sexy or sexually attractive.

But because we talk...

This Sunday 13 October is Secondary Breast Cancer Awareness Day, a day dedicated to spreading the word about the incurable side of the disease, the side where there are no survivors.

Every year in the UK around 12,000 women and 75 men die from breast cancer and...

One of the most interesting parts of editing Vita is interviewing the people affected by breast cancer that we feature each issue. Sometimes I get to meet them in real life, which is even better.

While putting together the Autumn issue of Vita I met Louisa Howarth, our cover star, and her...

Asda colleague Maxine Green was one of the models on the catwalk at our annual London fashion show at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Wednesday 2 October.

Maxine joined the other women and men who have all had a diagnosis of breast cancer. The models were styled by fashion expert Hilary...

Today is the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM), giving us a great platform to tell more people about breast cancer and the importance of early detection and breast...

Lots of people tell us that finding the right bra after breast cancer surgery is really difficult and can be a distressing and traumatic experience. 

To support women in this situation and build their confidence with practical information, we run regular free...

Two of our patient information publications have been recognised by the British Medical Association (BMA) in a prestigious annual awards scheme.

The BMA’s Medical Book and...

Flu is an infection caused by a virus. It generally takes hold during the winter. So lots of GPs (local doctors) run flu vaccination clinics from September.

The vaccine is offered free to people who are more at risk of catching flu or of having more serious complications from it. This...

Women invited for screening as part of the NHS Breast Screening Programme in England will receive a new information leaflet.

The leaflet, called NHS Breast Screening: helping you decide,...

It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, when the media focus gives us a great chance to remind people about the importance of being breast aware.

Breast awareness is vital to women of any age because, although survival rates for breast cancer are improving, the number of people...

A breast cancer diagnosis is difficult for anyone to take in. However, it’s easy to forget about the impact it can have on close family and friends. This may include a partner, mother, sister, child or an employer or work colleague, to name but a few.

Calls to our...

We often hear on the Helpline from people worried that they’ve put on weight during and after breast cancer treatment.

This can happen for several reasons. For example, some drugs can increase your appetite, you may be...

The first in-depth study of people with secondary breast cancer has found that current care is inadequate.

The study, which was published in BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care, followed the experiences of 10 women with secondary breast cancer, aged between 40 and 78. The study was part...

Draft guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has recommended that a drug called pertuzumab (Perjeta) should not be used by the NHS to treat a type of secondary breast cancer.

In July, NICE rejected another drug for treating secondary breast cancer...

We’re delighted to announce that Vita – Breast Cancer Care’s popular quarterly magazine – has a brand new website.

Vita online has all the breast cancer news, features and real stories you’ll find in the magazine, and more.

And our new website’s...

Back in the summer of 2011 I met Jenny Richards. She had volunteered to share her story with Vita magazine and be part of a photoshoot for some of our patient information booklets.

So that people using our information know we understand their situation,...

Today the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Breast Cancer (APPGBC) launches it report Age is just a number. It makes recommendations about tackling the issues surrounding inequality in treatment, services and support available to older people with breast cancer.

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Five pence from every pack sold of Smint's new fruity and refreshing strawberry flavour is coming to us from Smint’s parent company Perfetti Van Melle.

The money will go towards ensuring we're able to provide the vital information and support...

A new partnership with Arena Racing Company

Arena Racing Company (ARC) is supporting us with an exciting series of Ladies Days and...

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has recommended that a drug called everolimus (Afinitor) should not be used by the NHS to treat a specific type of secondary breast...

Three young women from Gibraltar - Bianca Daniell, Katherine Cassano and Wendy Cumming - are flying to Scotland in September to take part in the Breast Cancer Care Ben Nevis Challenge in loving memory of their friend Nancy.

They’ve made a great start with their training, and sponsorship...

Our Policy and Campaigns team has been hard at work talking about our Spotlight on Secondary Breast Cancer campaign.

This month we spoke about issues surrounding secondary breast cancer to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Breast Cancer (APPGBC) and at a conference...

Breast Cancer Care’s Chief Executive Samia al Qadhi has been voted runner-up as ‘Most Admired Chief Executive’ 2013 by other third sector leaders.

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National guidance published today makes new recommendations for the testing, prevention and monitoring of familial breast cancer.

The guidance, published by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), includes recommendations for people who’ve had breast cancer and also...

Sometimes it’s difficult to talk over the phone about breast cancer and breast health. That’s why we set up Ask the Nurse, a dedicated and confidential email service that can help answer your questions and provide support.

The service has...

How do you reach more than 30,000 people with the vital breast awareness message?

For us last year part of the answer was by working with a Scottish Government health promotion campaign Detect Cancer Early. Our Breast Health Promotion (BHP) team delivered bespoke training courses to staff...

A Strawberry Tea is the perfect excuse to catch up with loved ones this summer and indulge in a much-loved British tradition of tea and cake!

Last year Suzanne from West Yorkshire held a Strawberry Tea at her home. This followed her breast cancer diagnosis in...

What do Breast Cancer Care volunteers do for us? Well, apart from delivering one-to-one support for people with breast cancer, breast health promotion, running HeadStrong sessions, keeping our hospital Information...

As a breast care nurse working mainly on our Helpline and Ask the Nurse email service, most of the enquiries I deal with are from women. That’s because nearly 55,000 women develop breast cancer in UK each year compared to around 400 men.

Being in a minority such as this creates problems...

The people behind the numbers

We want every person affected by breast cancer to receive the best treatment, information and support, with all our work aimed at making that vision a reality.

We keep careful...

I wrote last year that I was watching how the iPad version of our award-winning free picture book Mummy’s Lump was performing. We launched this read-aloud format of the book...

There’s growing evidence that taking the hormone therapy drug tamoxifen for 10 years rather than five reduces the risk of breast cancer coming back.

A study of 7,000 people by...

As some of our 800-plus volunteers meet up this month at conferences across the UK, here’s what one of our office volunteers had to say about her role with the Publishing team in London.

‘Volunteering at Breast Cancer Care over the past few months has been an incredibly...

When people are worried, upset or just want to mull things over with someone who understands what they’re going through, talking on the phone isn’t always the best option. We know some people prefer the anonymity of email or they find it easier to write their feelings down rather than talk about...

Our first ever Ribbonride took off  in sunshine at Blenheim Palace on Sunday 12 May. One hundred and twenty-five cyclists headed out on a 26 or 60-mile route from the stunning grounds, led through the Cotswolds by the Breast Cancer Care Cycling Team.

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Actress Angelina Jolie has written a personal account of being told she has a fault in her BRCA1 gene and her decision to have a double mastectomy and breast reconstruction to reduce her risk of developing breast cancer.

Writing in the...

In my job as Breast Cancer Care’s In Memory and Legacy Fundraising Officer, I've lost count of the times I've been told that the only certainty in life is death, yet it never ceases to amaze me how unprepared we are for this in the UK. It is almost a taboo subject.

But, as the coalition...

One of the sad facts about breast cancer is that sometimes, despite the best available treatment for primary breast cancer, people go on to develop incurable secondary illness.

It’s not possible to predict someone’s life expectancy accurately after such a diagnosis, but people...

Volunteer for us, and you could find yourself talking to a committee of MPs and Peers at the Houses of Parliament in Westminster.

That’s what happened to Judy Dadswell, who’s been a one-to-one telephone support volunteer...

This website is the main source of information and support for many women with breast cancer around the world, as I learnt during...

Volunteers are the heart of Breast Cancer Care. They’re vital to our services and fundraising – from helping out at events to delivering support to people with breast cancer.

Without volunteers, we couldn’t help the thousands of people affected by breast cancer who rely...

The number of younger women diagnosed with breast cancer has topped 10,000 a year for the first time, according to news stories today.

The figure is based on new statistics published by Cancer Research UK, which show that one in five breast cancers is now in women under 50.

The...

Why not come along to one of our Younger Women’s Forums? The next one is 17 and 18 May in Birmingham, where you can meet other young women with a breast cancer diagnosis, share experiences and feel less isolated.

This free two-day event offers a safe, supportive place, with time to...

Improving the treatment, support and care of people affected by breast cancer is a core part of our work here. Sometimes this means we get the chance to learn about and help spread gold standard care and support initiatives at international...

We get a lot of questions about breast reconstruction to our Helpline and our Ask the Nurse email service. Here is a sample.

What is breast reconstruction?

Breast reconstruction is the creation of a new breast shape...

Eight hundred and seventy-four miles, one pink Rolls-Royce Ghost, the iconic FAB1 numberplate and a truly Fab Four: celebrity broadcasters Chris Evans, Professor Brian Cox and James May, and Take That band member Gary Barlow.

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I’ve been part of the Services team here for more than two years. I travel the country delivering our face- to-face information and support services to people affected by breast cancer.

Many of the women I meet tell me that a diagnosis of breast cancer can be very isolating; that despite...

Picture this: a sunny* day, the grounds of a beautiful stately home or castle, hundreds of people gathering to walk, and everyone rallying in support of people affected by breast cancer. That's our Pink Ribbonwalk. If you want to be part of this inspiring event then we have some great news. You...

A new report published today by Macmillan Cancer Support and the Department of Health has called for better support for the increasing number of people living with cancer.

The report – called Living with and beyond cancer: taking actions to improve outcomes – calls for...

A new study carried out at the University of Glasgow has reported that half of people given the hormone therapies tamoxifen or aromatase inhibitors stop taking the drugs or reduce their dose before their treatment is...

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has recommended that a new drug called everolimus (Afinitor) should not be used by the NHS to treat a specific type of secondary...

We're hearing that older people with breast cancer may not be receiving the level and type of support, treatment and information they need, as we outlined in our 2011 policy briefing Improving outcomes and experiences for older women with breast cancer.

Now...

The 16-year partnership between Breast Cancer Care and Asda has been truly groundbreaking. We are absolutely thrilled to announce that their campaign, Tickled Pink, which raises money for Breast Cancer Campaign and Breast Cancer Care, has now raised over £30...

An innovative drug treatment for secondary breast cancer has received its UK licence.

Patients with HER2-positive, secondary breast cancer and their families will welcome today’s news that pertuzumab (Perjeta) has been approved for use in the UK.

What type of drug is...

Fantastic news – we’ve been shortlisted to become Deloitte’s charity partner for 2013-16!

We need your help to win this life-changing partnership. If you work at Deloitte, please vote for us and help half a million people to move forward with life after a diagnosis of the UK’s most common...

Breast Cancer Care's Clinical team went global in February as I boarded a flight for Melbourne, Australia to speak at a national breast care nurse conference. 

The two-day event links breast care nurses throughout Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Malaysia, updating them with...

With local healthcare services rapidly changing, the ways in which people can get involved in shaping them is also altering. From 1 April, a new local consumer service called Healthwatch will be set up in every city and county council in the country, funded by local authorities. 

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Every year, around 55,000 people, many of them mothers or grandmothers, are diagnosed with breast cancer in the UK.

Sunday 10 March is Mothers’ Day, and we want to highlight some of the ways we’re helping mums up and down the country.

Doing it for Mum

This...

If you read the Winter issue of Vita, Breast Cancer Care's quarterly magazine, you'll probably have read about our Vita bloggers - three women who've all been diagnosed with breast cancer.

You can keep up-to-date with how they're living with and beyond treatment at...

Experts at Breast Cancer Care and Breast Cancer Campaign have joined forces with Telegraph health blogger Judith Potts to host an open forum, answering questions from Telegraph readers about breast...

A new service to help patients in Scotland cope with the impact of hair loss after cancer treatment is being launched by Scottish broadcaster Kaye Adams in Glasgow on Wednesday 27 February. The service is run by leading support charity Breast Cancer Care in partnership with Cancer Support...

Birmingham, Leeds and Cardiff are all hosting a Younger Women’s Forum in the coming months and you can book your place now.

Every year up to 200 women attend one of these events and every single one of...

We think it’s really important to use people in our publications and on our website who have experienced breast cancer.

Their images, alongside quotes from people who have been there, give our resources warmth and honesty. They also mean we’re reflecting the...

We sometimes get calls on the Helpline from people who are trying to make decisions about where to be treated for breast cancer. A new website hosted by the NHS may help with this.

Users of the site My Cancer...

It’s impossible to escape the onslaught of hearts and flowers around St Valentine's day, but many people find that diagnosis and treatment for breast cancer puts their relationships under a great deal of strain. For some, the experience brings them closer together but others find they have to...

On Monday and Tuesday we held a Twitter competition in partnership with Interflora to win a bouquet of roses for a loved one. We asked people to tell us who'd been there with them through thick and thin. Here is a collection of some of our favourite tweets:


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On Mothers' Day this year 137 people across the UK will be diagnosed with breast cancer. That includes mothers, grandmothers and daughters.

We want to be there for each and every person affected by breast cancer. But we can't do this without raising vital funds.

You can support...

For working parents half term means thinking ahead about childcare. But a diagnosis of breast cancer doesn’t usually leave a lot of time for forward planning.

Breast cancer, its treatment and side effects can disrupt normal family routines for months. We know from talking to people...

Today is World Cancer Day and in 2013 the annual awareness campaign is focusing on myth-busting.

At Breast Cancer Care we know that one of the myths people with breast cancer often come up against is the expectation that as soon as their...

Imagine standing at the top of Ben Nevis looking over the beautiful Western Highlands – magnificent!

Now imagine it again, this time thinking about all the people affected by breast cancer you could help by getting there. The dream becomes even more amazing.

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Hello. My name is Denise Delaney and in September 2012 I joined Breast Cancer Care as Helpline and Ask the Nurse Manager.

Since then I've seen amazing work every day, and I feel proud to be part of an organisation that makes such a difference to the lives of so many people. 

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Breast cancer has received much news coverage in the last 48 hours, with headlines claiming there is a ‘Drug that prevents breast cancer for 20 years’ (Daily Mail) and ‘500,000 women to be offered breast cancer drugs’ (Guardian).

Why are breast cancer drugs in...

The unique insight and support of our trained one-to-one peer support volunteers is now available by email alongside the established telephone service.

Sometimes only someone who’s been there can really understand what you’re going through. And sometimes it’s easier not to talk face to...

Jackie Harris, Clinical Nurse Specialist for Breast Cancer Care, said:

'This proposed new guidance is very good news for people with hereditary breast cancer and a family history of breast cancer that greatly increases the risk of getting the disease.
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We know that for some it can be an unexpectedly difficult time when hospital-based treatment for breast cancer ends. This is why we offer free Moving Forward services and information to help people gain confidence...

Many women feel unprepared for the range of physical and emotional experiences after treatment for breast cancer and the daily challenges these present, a study by our Research and Evaluation team suggests.

During 2012 we've been interviewing people from a variety of cultural and...

Our Chief Executive, Samia al Qadhi, in joint charity approach

Breast Cancer Care’s Chief Executive Samia al Qadhi has met with Prime Minister David Cameron to highlight important breast cancer issues.

Samia visited 10 Downing Street on 8 January with the CEOs of the charities...

Well there it was, one of the most successful years of UK sport that we're likely to see in our lifetime.

From British Tour de France success to...

Looking back over 2012, the highlight for Breast Cancer Care Scotland was our Secondary Breast Cancer Awareness Day event at Glasgow City Chambers in October.

We had several aims:

  • creating a forum for people with secondary breast cancer who already use...

Best wishes for 2013 from Breast Cancer Care Cymru and thanks to all staff, volunteers, supporters and donors for their hard work and support in 2012. And what a year it proved to be.

The Wales fundraising team was kept busy as 20 inspirational models affected by breast cancer were joined...

As we tidy away the trappings of the festive season and put the past year behind us, we may also think about the year ahead. Birthdays, holidays and family occasions go into new diaries and calendars.

For many in treatment for breast cancer, there'll be a point in 2013 when that treatment...

You’ve tackled the turkey, munched the mince pies, cleared away the Christmas debris and it’s finally time for a sit down. But for many people the festive season can be difficult, especially if you’ve got other things on your mind.

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Our services supporting people living with secondary breast cancer have received a tremendous boost in the form of a £50,000 award from The Freemasons’ Grand Charity.

Secondary breast cancer is when the primary cancer cells spread to another part of the body. It is incurable but,...

Older cancer patients are still not getting the standards of care they need and deserve, research suggests.

Nearly half of the 155 healthcare professionals responding to a Macmillan Cancer Support/ICM online survey say stereotypes and assumptions about older people mean some are not...

Visit our online discussion forums

If you or someone you love needs support over the festive period, our online Discussion Forum is always open.

Christmas and the New Year can be a difficult time for many...

Commenting on latest figures revealing significant cuts to Cancer Networks, Jane Hatfield, Director of Policy and Research at Breast Cancer Care, said:

'People undergoing breast cancer treatment and their families will be...

This year more than 340 supporters have taken on a challenge in the UK or overseas for Breast Cancer Care. Together they've raised over £400,000 – an absolutely fantastic amount.

Here are a few highlights from the year, along with our hopes that you'll be inspired to take on a challenge...

If you thought you'd missed your chance at tickets for One Direction at the O2 Arena London in February, think again.

We've managed to get our hands four tickets for the evening show on Sunday 24 February 2013, all seated together in block 102, row J. And we're auctioning them to the...

One of the first awareness weeks of 2013 is National Braille Week, which takes place from 4-11 January.

Braille uses raised dots which can be felt with the fingertips and is one way for...

Commenting on the latest data from the Phase III CLEOPATRA study, presented on 8 December at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS), which shows that Perjeta (pertuzumab) can prolong the lives of people with advanced HER2-positive breast cancer when used in combination...

Oncotype DX is a gene profiling test that can help determine whether a person diagnosed with breast cancer will benefit from having chemotherapy and how likely it is that their cancer will return in future.

On Friday 30 November, I chaired a one-day conference for breast care nurses...

Give as you live

OK, here's the deal, shop online with Amazon, Tesco, Gap, lastminute.com and many other outlets, and a percentage of what you spend will come straight to Breast Cancer Care, at no extra cost to you.

So, for example, buy a book from a particpating online store and...

There are many different types of complementary therapy, from acupuncture and aromatherapy to homeopathy and hypnotherapy.

We know that many people who’ve had breast cancer try complementary therapies...

People often call our Helpline wanting to discuss how best to look after their scars following surgery.

Any surgery will leave some scarring, but the nature of the scar differs from person to person. For example, we know that people with black skin or with fair freckled skin and red hair...

As a charity that spends a lot of time talking and listening to people affected by breast cancer, we know you want and need accurate, up-to-date and accessible breast care information.

High-quality information resources can help people to understand the issues and make difficult decisions...

Today I realised that it’s less than five months until about 37,000 people are pounding the streets of our capital city for the 26.2 miles of the Virgin London Marathon. It feels like only yesterday that we were lining the course cheering people on for the 2012 event.

Now we’re...

If so, thank you!

We asked you to tweet your MP, AM or MSP to let them know about Secondary Breast Cancer Awareness Day and ask them to encourage your local Cancer Network to sign up to our ...

New guidelines for UK teams providing oncoplastic breast reconstruction have just been launched, along with a summary of the guidelines for patients.

The guidelines aim to ensure all breast cancer patients are well...

We’re a member of the Cancer Campaigning Group (CCG), a coalition of around 50 cancer charities who campaign for better services for people with cancer and their families.

You might...

Commenting on an article published in Environmental Health Perspectives,‘Breast cancer risk in relation to occupations with exposure to carcinogens and endocrine disruptors: a Canadian case-control study’, Breast Cancer Care Clinical Nurse Specialist Carolyn Rogers said...

Our Younger Women’s Forum in Brighton this week is a particularly special event as it marks 10 years since the first one, which was also held in Brighton.

Like every Younger Women's forum we run, the 23-24 November will be a fund of tailored information and support as well as plenty...

One of the reasons we're such big fans of Breast Cancer Awareness Month is that in October we’re famous (sort of).

There is so much attention from magazines and newspapers that we've had a hard time summarising it all. But the point is, it helps us to let thousands of people hear the...

Breast Cancer Care’s Tour de Law, a virtual office-based cycle race from London to Paris in October, was two days full of excitement, tension and fun.

Six law firms raced against each other on static bikes and the competition was so fierce that most had completed the challenge on the...

Wednesday 14 November - The survey is now closed, thanks to everyone who took part. We will be analysing the data over the next couple of weeks and contacting some users for more in depth interviews.

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Patient information. It sounds like a simple concept, but it draws in a spider’s web of ideas, challenges, systems and technologies that the NHS has been struggling to bring together for a long time now.

Understanding that this is a tangle helps to answer the question:

...

TV personality Sharon Osbourne highlighted our support and information when she revealed this week that she has had a preventive double mastectomy.

She chose to have risk-reducing surgery because she carries a gene that increases...

While working on the Helpline today, I spoke to someone who had noticed a change to her breast and was waiting for an appointment at the hospital breast clinic, having been referred by her GP (local doctor).

She was feeling really anxious, and worried about how long she would have to wait...

Over the past year, a panel of experts have been looking at existing evidence about the UK's breast screening programme.

The results of this independent breast screening review, commissioned by Cancer Research UK and the Department of Health, are published in today’s Lancet.

All...

The charities Breakthrough Breast Cancer, Breast Cancer Campaign and Breast Cancer Care said in a joint statement:

‘This independent review has provided much-needed clarity- screening can save lives. This is good news for women as they...

As the temperature drops and the days get shorter, we’re coming up to autumn celebrations where some of our Vita Good Food recipes might just come in handy.

Whether you’re planning to feed excited children getting ready for Hallowe’en trick or...

‘Information and support for anyone affected by breast cancer’. These words, which appear near the top of every page of our website, describe very succinctly what we do.

I’m the Clinical Director at Breast Cancer Care. I lead a team of 10 nurses, and together we play an important role in...

If you haven’t been through breast cancer, it can be hard to understand that, although someone’s treatment is finished and the person looks fine, they probably feel far from recovered.

...

Designed to let women know more about breast reconstruction options when they've had surgery for breast cancer, today (Wednesday 17 October) the UK is recognising and promoting Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day.

It has previously taken place in Canada and the US as part of ...

Commenting on Macmillan’s latest research published in today’s British Journal of Cancer, which predicts that by 2040 more than 1 million women over 65 in the UK will be living with breast cancer, Jane Hatfield, Director of Policy and Research said:

...

Now here’s a technique that might be useful to any of us trying to deal constructively with the stresses of daily life: book in some regular worry time.

Use it wisely, and before long you’ll be in the habit of attending to your fears and concerns during this reserved time rather than...

More than 100 people took to the streets for Team Breast Cancer Care Cymru in the Lloyds TSB Cardiff Half Marathon at the weekend.

Breast Cancer Care volunteers and their families were out in force to cheer on our runners and give them that much-needed lift.

Some ran, others jogged...

Secondary breast cancer is widely misunderstood in the UK despite breast cancer’s high public profile, according to new research published today (Friday 12 October) by Breast Cancer Care ahead of Secondary Breast Cancer Awareness Day (13 October).

An ICM poll of 2,000 adults[...

ASDA’s groundbreaking Tickled Pink campaign, launched in 1996, has raised a phenomenal £29 million to date! All this money has gone directly to help people across the UK affected by breast cancer, both now and in the future.

This year ASDA is aiming to raise another £3.5...

Specialist Oncology Dietitian Olivera Kegey entered the query ‘Diet and cancer’ into Google before coming to speak to the women at a Breast Cancer Care...

Over the past few days thousands of hopeful marathon runners will have found out whether they will be on the starting line for the 2013 Virgin London Marathon.

If you have a place, congratulations; if not, you're...

Thank you one and all!

It was our 16th annual fashion show on Wednesday, and we want to say a huge thank you to everyone who helped to make this incredible day: our dedicated volunteers; our generous guests; the companies who contributed their time, expertise and some fabulous prizes;...

We offer a range of courses and talks to people who are experiencing breast cancer treatment or moving forward from it. Over the next few weeks we'll be following our Moving Forward course to give you a better idea of how this support helps.

At the first session of a Breast Cancer Care...

The Show London is taking place on 3 October… which is tomorrow! We're as excited as we are busy, printing last-minute place cards and double checking the clothes. Anyone who has ever been to The Show will know why we're thrilled.

For anyone going tomorrow, it's time to get glammed...

Breast Cancer Awareness Month began today, so we've rounded up seven ways you can join in. Share your stories, raise money, watch our videos or just go shopping, it's simple.

If you'd like to hear more updates like this one, you can ...

Look out for the latest issue of Vita magazine, which will be dropping through letterboxes from tomorrow.

...

Lights, cameras, The Show!

The Breast Cancer Care offices are full of racks of clothes, celebrity agents are ringing in and stories popping up in the news around the country. It can only mean one thing, The Show is here...

Every October during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the UK, the number of calls to our national Helpline increases. The month's activities bring a mixture of responses.

For some people diagnosed with breast cancer, even months or years ago, Breast Cancer Awareness Month can...

Breast screening can help to spot breast cancer sooner but, as with other screening tests, it is not 100% reliable.

It's important that women invited to breast screening can make an informed choice about whether to attend. So they need the right information to help them...

In October everything turns pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. You won't be able to miss the abundance of pink pin badges on sale or the fun runs and dress-down days in so many schools, colleges and work places; or the widespread media coverage. But where did it all begin? And why is Breast...

Our Chief Executive Samia al Qahdi blogs on the Huffington Post and explains why Breast Cancer Awareness Month is so important, its origins and she mentions...

13 October 2012 is Secondary Breast Cancer Awareness Day. It’s dedicated to publicising the issues affecting people with secondary breast cancer and campaigning for...

Our Trustees' Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2012, released in July this year, gives us a great opportunity to reflect on our achievements and challenges from the previous year. It also...

I found myself somewhere on Sunday that only six months ago I would never have predicted: the starting line of a half marathon.

Until May this year I laughed at the idea of being fit enough to take part in any kind of sporting event, let alone running 13.1 miles. I had started running...

A policy initiative to influence the care of women with secondary (metastatic) breast cancer

Treatment developments mean that many women with secondary breast cancer are living longer. But the support services to help them live well with their disease have not kept pace.

In 2006...

Here are a few stories that caught our eye this week...

Julien Macdonald has designed a new Bag for Life, as reported by ...

Breast Cancer Care patron and pop superstar Geri Halliwell will perform at the evening show of the Breast Cancer Care fashion show in London on 3 October.

Geri, who has been a patron of the charity for 12 years, will treat the audience to some old favourites along with the first live...

Many of you in Scotland will this week have seen a breast awareness TV advert featuring Scottish actress Elaine C Smith.

It’s the first advert in the UK to show real images of women’s breasts with visible signs of breast cancer. It’s part of the Scottish Government’s...

As an organisation we produce reliable and helpful patient information for thousands of people affected by breast cancer. A statistics lover at heart, I’m always interested to see where this information goes and how popular different items are, especially when we’ve released something new; that’...

Superstar Geri Halliwell is performing at our evening fashion show on Wednesday 3 October, we're delighted to announce. Our patron Geri will be treating the audience to a number of old favourites along with the first live performance of her new material.

The Breast Cancer Care...

What the papers say...

The Scotsman reports on how the NHS screening programme is set to change. Dr Emma Pennery, our...

We'd like your views on value-based pricing (VBP) to help us make sure  the opinions of people affected by cancer are heard in decisions about this new way of pricing drugs.

We're working on this alongside other charities in the sector, with Prostate Cancer UK leading the...

Research released today (Tuesday 4 September) by Cancer Research UK suggests that an active lifestyle, such as doing housework, brisk walking and gardening, can lower breast cancer risk by up to 13%. Commenting on the...

Here are some of the stories that caught our eye this week.

A day in the life

Wonder what a day is like here at Breast Cancer Care? Clinical Director Emma Pennery shares hers with the ...

Summer is a great time to be a child. There’s no homework, you can stay up late, you might go on holiday and you get to play for what seems like an age. Six weeks away from school is a refreshing break and gives children a chance to enjoy whatever the holidays may bring. It’s also when parents...

Breast Cancer Care is giving you the chance to win an evening ticket to this year’s fashion show in London on 3 October 2012. You can watch our 24 brave models take to the catwalk styled by fashion correspondent Hilary Alexander in the evening...

This year we've asked people all over the country to host Strawberry Teas.

What makes a Strawberry Tea? To be honest, almost anything. You could be in your garden, at work, in a field with friends, colleagues or family, or all of the above. Just as long as you involve some strawberries...

Ever seen a headline claiming that eating chocolate is good for your heart, or drinking herbal tea could help fight breast cancer? That last one appeared in the Daily Mail yesterday.

Newspapers, broadcasters and websites bombard us with attention...

Our Helpline will be closed on Monday 27 August because of the bank holiday.

Our usual opening hours are 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday and 10am to 2pm on Saturdays.

Calls are answered by nurses and trained staff...

We hear from many women experiencing hot flushes during or after their breast cancer treatment. It can be tough adding hot flushes to the task of balancing treatments, home life and work life. Personal relationships can also be affected.

Hot flushes can be a side effect of some...

The Daily Record continues with stories from our Glasgow fashion show models, explaining Shenagh Davidson is...

We’re pleased to announce a 'very important date'....

Responding to the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence Final Appraisal Determination, which recommends denosumab (Xgeva, Amgen) for people with bone metastases (where breast cancer has spread to the bones), Tara Beaumont, Clinical Nurse Specialist for secondary breast cancer* at...

At Breast Cancer Care we’ve been gripped by the Olympics. If Laura Trott and Chris Hoy have made you dig out you bicycle and start pedalling, then why not do it to raise money for people affected by breast cancer? We almost have more bike-based events than the velodrome itself, so here are just...

If all the recent action in the velodrome has made you want to get back in the saddle, ITV News was among the websites to pick up the story of London 2012's first legacy...

At Living with Secondary Breast Cancer you can do just that. The monthly sessions are relaxed and informal, and you can talk about whatever’s on your mind, whether you’re having a good day or a bad one. The important thing is that everybody understands and you don’t need to explain yourself or...

With the holiday season in full swing, we are getting calls to our Helpline about travelling abroad after treatment and where to get insurance.

Travel insurance

People often find that looking forward to a trip after finishing treatment or while having a break from it can make...

The Disability Benefits Consortium, to which we belong, is a national coalition of more than 50 charities and other organisations working for a fair benefits system....

Commenting on informed choice for breast cancer screening, in the light of the British Medical Journal paper which suggests Susan G Komen for the Cure ‘overstates the benefit of mammography and ignores harms altogether’, Catherine Priestley, Clinical Nurse Specialist at Breast Cancer...

A review of the NHS Breast Screening Programme (NHSBSP) is currently under way following widespread public debate about the benefits, limitations and risks associated with breast screening. The review is being conducted by an independent expert panel, which will study the latest clinical...

At Breast Cancer Care we work closely with healthcare professionals to help ensure people affected by breast cancer get the best treatment and care available.

We launched our Nursing Network for healthcare professionals in 2010 and nearly 800 nurses have now joined the service.

...

We understand the need for support doesn’t end when treatment finishes. Which is why we created Moving Forward, a range of services and information for anyone living with and beyond breast cancer. From managing the ongoing side effects of treatment to supporting people looking to improve their...

The year 2012 has already delivered a lot of sporting competitions, and now the London Olympics are finally here!  Whether it’s on TV, radio, billboards or in the written press, the Olympic rings and Team GB logo are absolutely everywhere.

I have to admit that despite the thought of...

This week we're delighted about Breast Cancer Care's new e-book collection. Like all our patient information, our e-books are free, and they're easy to download to your e-reader. You may have noticed our blog announcement earlier this week, and you can also read all about it in ...

We know that the time after breast cancer treatment can be a tricky one for some people – those regular visits to the hospital are over yet things don’t feel back to ‘normal’ or how people would liek them them to be.

As you will know, people often face many physical and emotional...

During 2012 we are developing a new campaign on body image and breast cancer. We know that body image and body confidence after breast cancer are important issues for many people.

We’ve set up an advisory group of people affected by breast cancer, researchers, clinicians and voluntary...

In a first for a UK charity, Breast Cancer Care has today (16 July 2012) launched a free e-book edition of one of its key award-winning support publications, Mummy’s Lump, narrated by actress Zoë Wanamaker.  The e-book is the first in a range of seven evidence-based information and...

The Daily Mail reports today that thousands of  ‘cancer victims who refuse breast removal’ and ‘opt for less dramatic surgery’ need a second operation.

According to the news story, one in five women who had breast-...

Commenting on research released in the British Medical Journal today (Friday 13 July 2012) which says that one in five women with breast cancer who have breast conserving surgery have repeat operations, Dr Emma Pennery, Clinical Director...

I don’t know about you, but this great English weather has me wishing I could hop on a plane and head for warmer and sunnier climes. Last year we wrote about the introduction of airport body scanners to the UK, but the Helpline has recently started to receive more calls on this topic, so I...

This article from the Guardian looks at the risk factors associated with breast cancer, and attempts to summarise what you can do to lower your risk, as well as acknowledging that the...

Summer is here, and with it comes the latest issue of Vita.

As you may have heard, we’ve merged our old newsletter Breast Cancer Care News with Vita so we can release it four times a year and have all our most exciting features in one...

In the early hours of Saturday morning I stood in Brighton, pink cheering sticks in hand, waiting for the arrival of our moonriders. Our cyclists pedalled through the night – and the rain – to reach the coast. Given the dismal weather, it was all the more impressive that so many fundraisers...

The creators of moonride, action challenge, injected something new into the 100km cycle from London to Brighton – darkness! Tomorrow, after the sun has set, adventurous cyclists will leave the city for the coast, aiming to arrive between 5am and 11am on Sunday morning.

Cycling in large...

Farhana Alam talks to the Daily Record about her diagnosis and hair loss during treatment. As a Muslim woman who has always worn...

Are you wondering when you might expect to be invited for your first routine breast screening?  A number of our Helpline callers have asked about this as they are confused about age extension to the screening programme.

At the moment women from the age of 50 to 70 are invited every...

Just a quick one for today – our distributors have surprised us by sending out Vita a few days early, before we’ve had a chance to edit the website! The magazine was due to be hitting doormats on 2 July, but it seems some of you have received...

We’re excited to announce the winners of our first ever Nursing Network awards for healthcare professionals working with people affected by breast cancer. A huge thank you to all the nurses who entered – the number, variety and quality of entries was far beyond our expectations and it was...

We’ve developed a new area for healthcare professionals on our website. Created to be a one-stop shop for all their training and information needs, the new web pages offer a quick and easy way for nurses to stay up to date with the latest developments in...

We’re delighted that ‘Rihanna’ and ‘Katy Perry’ were spotted enjoying a Strawberry Tea. The photographs of our look-a-like pair were snapped by photographer Alison Jackson, who is famous for her imitation shots. If you’d like to see more,...

The Pink Ribbonwalk team here at Breast Cancer Care has stopped rushing about all over the office (and the country for that matter!), which can only mean one thing – the last Pink Ribbonwalk took place at the weekend and the non-stop preparation is over, for this year.

We’d like to say a...

May was a busy month for the Helpline team. We responded to 110 Ask the Nurse enquires and answered 1,143 calls, both services were busier than this time last year.

Last month 16% of our callers were under 40, 56% between 40 and 60 years old, and 28% of callers being 60 +. 

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Did you know Breast Cancer Care delivers a range of breast awareness training for healthcare professionals and community workers/volunteers?

Every year the Breast Health Promotion team train over 250 people on one of our specialist courses. The courses are developed and delivered by...

What an incredible start to Bike Week 2012 – seven Breast Cancer Care supporters cycled into Paris on Saturday. They started last Wednesday in Greenwich, London, and covered over 80 miles a day to reach their destination. From gruelling to beautiful, the ride saw them take on the South Downs,...

This week was National Cervical Screening Awareness Week. After reality TV star Jade Goody died, aged 29, from cervical cancer, the number of women attending cervical smear tests increased dramatically. This article in the...

As this week is Men’s Health Week, and with Father’s Day rapidly approaching it’s the perfect time to highlight the fact that it’s not just women who get breast cancer, men can get it too.

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Nick Hennessey and six other Breast Cancer Care supporters have taken on the challenge of cycling from London to Paris while raising money to support people affected by breast cancer.

It's the third day of their trip, and things are going rather well. Nick tweeted us the following updates...

Seven cyclists are currently on their way to Paris. They started off in London yesterday morning and they've already made it to France. What makes them so great, aside from biking abilities that put most of us to shame, is that they are raising money for Breast Cancer Care every step — or...

Many of you who have had surgery to your armpit to remove or sample the lymph nodes call our Helpline asking questions about the potential risk of developing lymphoedema and ask how to spot the first signs of this problem.

You may be interested to know that often, before showing any...

Sue Boulton, HeadStrong Volunteer – Guy's Hospital, London

Following on from our stories in National Volunteering Week, Sue Boulton, one of our volunteers, tells us all about her work with HeadStrong.

'One of my most challenging and rewarding experiences as a...

London to Paris sounds pretty simple – you hop on a train and you’re there within a couple of hours. But our fundraisers have a different tactic – they’re travelling the distance by bike and raising money for Breast Cancer Care all the way.

Since they’re cycling around 80 miles a day...

Commenting on preliminary research results on breast cancer recurrence based on 1,000 patients to be presented by Macmillan Cancer Support at the NCIN conference 14-16 June, Liz Carroll, Director of Policy and Research at Breast Cancer Care, said:      

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It's the 10th anniversary of Breast Cancer Care’s first Younger Women’s Forum in 2012. The first forum took place in Brighton in November 2002 and we’ll be returning to Brighton this November.

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We’re asking healthcare professionals in London to plan ahead for Breast Cancer Care information resources they might need during the London Olympics and Paralympics (mid-July through to Mid-September).

Our free information resources will continue to be available for delivery during...

Stephanie Harrison – Fundraising Group Leader

As part of National Volunteering Week, we spoke to Stephanie Harrison, one of our volunteers, about a week in her shoes.

This week started off busy and just got busier (they tend to go that way). On Monday I was at...

Mita Patel MBE – Breast Health Promotion Volunteer

As part of National Volunteering Week we spoke to Mita Patel, one of our volunteers.

What does your volunteer role involve?

First I was giving talks to parents in primary schools....

Hannah Trussler – Office Volunteer

As part of National Volunteering Week we hear about the experiences of Hannah Trussler, one of our volunteers

'As an office volunteer I come in to the office one day a week and help out with the admin for the Services team. I...

Mairead MacKenzie – Breast Cancer Care volunteer and member of our Service User Research Partnership

As part of National Volunteering Week we hear about the experiences of Mairead MacKenzie, one of our volunteers

'As a member of SURP (Service User Research...

Commenting on the results of Phase III data from the EMILIA study, presented at The American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) today (Sunday 4 June 2012), which show that trastuzumab emtansine (T-DM1) delays progression of secondary (metastatic) breast cancer and reduces side effects, Dr Emma...

Today is the beginning of Volunteers Week which takes place every year on 1 - 7 June. During this week we have the opportunity to celebrate the fantastic contribution that millions of volunteers make across the UK. The week plays a huge part in raising the profile of volunteers...

Body image dissatisfaction levels are high in the UK and are having a negative impact on many levels of society, according to a new report published by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Body Image. ‘Reflections on body image’...

The Helpline will be open on Saturday 2 June (from 10am to 2pm). 

We will be closed on the public holidays; Monday 4 June and Tuesday 5 June.

From 9am on Wednesday 6 June we will be open again as...

Breast Cancer Care is running a full day event in central Sheffield for people living with secondary breast cancer. As well as an opportunity to meet up with others in a similar situation to chat and share experiences, it’s a chance to hear from expert speakers on topics such as the medical...

To celebrate HM The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee this weekend, QVC, one of our biggest corporate partners, is giving Breast Cancer Care supporters the chance to win a replica engagement ring. 

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If you are aged up to 45 and have been diagnosed with breast cancer in the last three years this may be for you. The Younger Women’s Forums are events where you can meet other young women to share your experiences and not feel so isolated.

‘I gained a lot of information but...

We are gearing up for this weekends Edinburgh Marathon Festival, where we have over 200 fantastic runners joining team Breast Cancer Care, taking part in everything from a 5k to a full marathon. We are so proud to have such dedicated runners as part of our...

Following the success of our partnership with the Prostate Cancer Charity for the 2012 Virgin London Marathon we have now embarked on another exciting joint project, this time with Bowel Cancer UK. This two-year project, which started on 1 July 2011, has been funded by the Department of Health...

Reading Town hall, Thursday 21st June, 1.30 – 4pm

'I gained reassurance that my personal treatment was the best it could have been. A complicated topic put into layman’s terms'

Breast cancer care client, 2012.

Come along...

Breast Cancer Care supporter and forum user Lori Ramsay spoke to The Sun about how her...

Over the past year we have answered over 13,000 calls on our Helpline

Although three quarters of people who phoned us called about themselves we also heard from others, including family members (12%) and...

At Breast Cancer Care we know the importance of early detection. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK, so it’s important to take care of your breasts by being breast aware. Most...

At Breast Cancer Care we’re passionate about supporting nurses in the great job they do – caring for people who’ve been given the devastating news that they have breast cancer. 

With their specialist knowledge of primary and secondary breast cancer, we know breast care nurses can...

Greetings from the Publishing team. We produce all the information booklets and factsheets that help to inform and support people affected by breast cancer.

We’re doing a bit of research into our breast awareness information and we’d like to hear your thoughts. There’s a new, quick, pick-...

We would like to apologise for the disruption caused over the last few days to the online community. Earlier this week, we relaunched the Breast Cancer Care discussion forum on our new website but unfortunately, we have experienced a number of technical difficulties since then.

We want to...

Today we launch our new online forum and we'd like to welcome everyone, whether you are an existing member or a new visitor.

We know it can sometimes take a while to find your way around a new website and to help you we've prepared some short...

Commenting on new research from Cancer Research UK which reclassifies breast cancer into ten completely new categories based on the genetic fingerprint of the tumour, Dr Emma Pennery, Clinical Director at Breast Cancer Care said:

'These findings, which reclassify breast cancer...

A £2,500 breast enlargement treatment that involves injecting Macrolane gel into a woman’s breasts has been withdrawn by manufacturers. It has been taken off the market after several studies found that a significant number of women developed lumps or swelling after the procedure. The story was...

We’re proud to announce that our latest campaign, Support for the woman behind the cancer, has been nominated for a Body Confidence Award. The nomination is in the ‘Advertising’ category at the first...

World Health Day is celebrated every year on 7 April and aims to highlight a single area of concern that has an impact across the globe. The theme of this year’s day is Ageing and Health and the campaign slogan says ‘Good...

Responding to draft guidance from The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommending the use of denosumab (Xgeva, Amgen) for patients with bone metastases (where breast cancer has spread to the bones), Tara Beaumont, Clinical Nurse Specialist for secondary breast...

Responding to a review of the literature about alcohol and breast cancer which concludes that alcohol is causally related with breast cancer, and at intakes of up to one alcoholic drink (10-12g of ethanol) per day can increase risk, Grete Brauten Smith, Clinical Nurse Specialist at Breast Cancer...

We'd like to offer heartfelt and thoroughly deserved congratulations to every one of the 833 runners who completed the Virgin London Marathon for Breast Cancer Care and TeamPB this weekend! The streets of London were awash with pink and blue as our staff and volunteers cheered and supported...

Breast cancer experts at a major conference this week have revealed a number of exciting research findings, many of which have been reported in the media.

The 8th European Breast Cancer Conference of the European Cancer Organisation in Vienna heard that new reserach...

Responding to research that shows ultrasound-guided surgery can be more successful that standard surgery in excising cancerous tissue while sparing as much healthy tissue as possible, Catherine Priestley, Clinical Nurse Specialist at support charity Breast Cancer Care said:

'...

Responding to new research presented at the eighth European Breast Cancer Conference (EBCC-8) in Vienna that has shown it is safe for women who have been diagnosed with oestrogen receptor positive breast cancer to become pregnant at any time, Grete Brauten-Smith, Clinical Nurse Specialist for...

In January the Helpline answered 1,136 calls and 1,157 in February, plus we have already responded to 198 email enquiries. 

During February 12% of calls to the Helpline were about side effects of treatment and 19% of emails were about breast awareness; these were the top topics for...

The results of a landmark secondary (metastatic) breast cancer data collection project will be announced today (Monday 19 March 2012) at the NCIN Breast Cancer Workshop in Birmingham.  Following a commitment in Improving Outcomes: A Strategy for Cancer to ensure that adequate...

Commenting on Office for National Statistics cancer incidence and mortality statistics released today, Wednesday 14 March, Tara Beaumont, Clinical Nurse Specialist at Breast Cancer Care said:

'Whilst the incidence of breast cancer has once again increased, it is...

Most of us are familiar with the three main risk factors for developing breast cancer: being female, increasing age and a significant family history. But, as we keep hearing in the news, an increasing number of other risk factors are being identified. People living longer is one of them (we know...

On Sunday 15 April, thousands of runners will take to the seaside for the Brighton Marathon. Growing in popularity each year, 2012 will mark the marathon’s fourth anniversary. It looks set to play host to more than 18,000 runners, all keen...

Jenny Fairclough, a HeadStrong volunteer at the Royal Preston Hospital, spoke to the Lancashire Evening Post about her experience of living with breast cancer and losing her hair because of chemotherapy...

Last night Cardiff City Hall played host to Breast Cancer Care’s Cardiff fashion show. The event saw 19 courageous women (and one very brave man) take to the catwalk, each with one thing in common – a diagnosis of breast cancer.

The champagne was flowing as guests mingled with one another...

Breast Cancer Care knows that a well-fitting bra and breast prosthesis can help to restore a woman’s body image after surgery. Our Lingerie Evenings, are relaxed informal events where women who...

An article from the Sunday Mirror claims the Government is choosing to delay the approval of new cancer drugs in a bid to save money, even although prices have fallen by 5%. The head of Britain’...

The Renaissance photography competition closes for entries this Sunday (4 March) so send your entries in now to be in with a chance of winning!

All proceeds from the competition go to Breast Cancer...

Today at our Cardiff office we're celebrating St David’s Day and preparing for one of our flagship events – The Show Cardiff which takes place on Wednesday 7 March. If you wanted to attend the Welsh fashion show but didn’t manage to get...

Being diagnosed with breast cancer during pregnancy is luckily not common, but it can happen. This can be very difficult as you may be dealing with the joy of having a baby while getting the news about a potential life threatening illness.

There may be difficult decisions to be made and...

Commenting on a paper ‘European cancer mortality predictions for the year 2012’ in the Annals of Oncology which anticipates a substantial reduction in deaths from breast cancer, Jackie Harris, Clinical Nurse Specialist for Breast Cancer Care said:  

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Hollywood actress Nicole Kidman and music executive and TV star Simon Cowell are among stars who have both lent their support to Breast Cancer Care’s first ever major advertising campaign – ‘Support for the woman behind the cancer’ as the next...

Media volunteer and fashion show model Alison Collie was on Woman’s Hour on Wednesday. She was discussing her experience of being diagnosed with breast cancer when she was pregnant and what treatment she was offered. You can listen to Alison again on...

We're pleased to share with you the video advertising campaign, created by M&C Saatchi and The Mill and directed by Julia Fullerton-Battern, which illustrates that behind every breast cancer diagnosis is a real woman with emotional and practical support needs. 

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During 2011 our free and confidential Helpline answered 13,399 calls; 2.5% more calls were answered than in 2010.

Nearly 56% of our callers were aged between 40 and 69 years old, with 52% of email enquiries coming from that age group. 

The top five reasons why callers phone...

We have a limited number of guaranteed places for the 2012 Brighton Marathon on 15 April. To join Team Breast Cancer Care sign up before Monday 27 February. And if you quote BCCFEB, you'll have a chance of winning a pair of Oakley Sunglasses worth £80...

Leanne and Rowena, two women who are taking part in the Breast Cancer Care Cardiff fashion show, feature in the ...

Responding to the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) draft guidance which proposes to advise the NHS that lapatinib or trastuzumab with aromatase inhibitors should not be prescribed for a particular type and stage of breast cancer, Carolyn Rogers, Clinical Nurse...

For many a romantic, 14 February brings a day of spoiling your loved ones with flowers, chocolate and affection.

A breast cancer diagnosis can bring some couples closer emotionally and physically. But for many a diagnosis will have a detrimental impact on aspects of their relationship....

We get a number of calls on the helpline from people taking aromatase inhibitors (AIs) such as letrozole, arimidex or exemestane as part of their treatment for breast cancer who are worried about their risk of osteoporosis asking what they can do about it.

Osteoporosis means ‘porous bones...

Breast Cancer Care has today (Monday 6 February 2012) unveiled its first ever major advertising campaign– ‘Support for the woman behind the cancer’. The outdoor and video advertising campaign, created by M&C Saatchi and The Mill and directed by Julia Fullerton-Battern, uses...

This Saturday is World Cancer Day which aims to raise awareness of cancer in order to improve cancer treatment and diagnosis and enhance access to treatment. In 2008, around 12.7 million new cancer cases were diagnosed worldwide.  Of these, it’s estimated that 1.38 million were...

Responding to MPs’ rejection of the House of Lords’ amendments to the Welfare Reform Bill in the House of Commons today (Wednesday 1 February 2012), Liz Carroll, Director of Policy and Research at Breast Cancer Care said:

'Today’s rejection by MPs of the Lords’ amendments to...

Thank you to all the nursing teams who have applied to our new Nursing Network Awards. We’ve extended the deadline to 22 February to make sure more teams get the chance to enter, and share best practice in specialist breast care nursing. If your team has carried out an...

Moving Forward Programmes are taking place this month in Manchester, Barnsley, Dundee and Edinburgh. The programme, which runs once a week for a three or four week period is designed to help people move on with life after diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. 

As well as getting...

The Lords have backed important amendments to the Welfare Reform Bill currently going through parliament, including rejecting government plans to effectively place a time-limit on how quickly cancer patients must recover. However, the Bill will go back to the House of Commons in February where...

Breast Cancer Care, Breast Cancer Campaign and Breakthrough Breast Cancer wrote a joint letter to The Sun voicing concerns that an article about the recent study into parabens suggests a connection to breast cancer. Our Clinical Director Dr Emma Pennery also recorded a video statement...

In January each year we send out a postal survey to everyone who calls the Helpline so please don’t be surprised if you get asked to participate if you ring in the next few weeks.

We’ve made the survey shorter this year, so it shouldn’t take you long to complete. We send you a freepost...

Paul Burstow MP, Minister of State for Care Services, has responded to our policy briefing ...

Responding to research published today (Thursday 12 January 2012) in the Journal of Applied Toxicology, which found that parabens are present in the tissue of women who do not use underarm cosmetics, Catherine Priestley, Clinical Nurse Specialist at Breast Cancer Care said: 

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Breast Cancer Care reacts to the House of Lords’ defeat of proposed amendments to Employment Support Allowance for people with cancer.

Liz Carroll, Director of Policy and Research at Breast Cancer Care said:

'We applaud peers for opposing the plans to cut Employment...

The new issue of Vita is now in stock at our warehouse. It’s filled with real-life stories and helpful hints. You can...

Tickets are still available for Asda’s ‘Girls’ Night Out’ charity concert this Thursday at the O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire in London.

X Factor winners Little Mix are the latest in a line of UK pop stars who have signed up to perform and this will be their largest live concert performance...

Over the past few weeks there has been a lot of news about the implants produced by the French company Poly Implant Prothèse (PIP). The story started in December when the French government advised women with these implants to have them removed. This was as a preventive measure because of...

After weeks of hard work, we’re delighted to tell you that the latest issue of Vita has gone to press. Issue 11 will be arriving on your doorstep in the middle of January.

This issue will feature an interview with Veronica Koppelman, a businesswoman and motivational speaker. Here’s a...

Commenting on concerns about defective breast implants made from industrial silicone by French company Poly Implant Perothese (PIP), Tara Beaumont, Clinical Nurse Specialist at Breast Cancer Care said:

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An open letter to Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Iain Duncan Smith, which was signed by 30 charities, including Breast Cancer Care, clinical experts and cancer patients, featured in The Times. The letter warns that thousands of cancer patients may be plunged into poverty by...

Breast Cancer Care, along with 30 of the UK’s leading cancer charities, clinical experts and cancer patients, has signed an open letter to Iain Duncan Smith MP, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, raising concerns about the impact the Welfare Reform Bill will have on cancer...

We’ve just launched our new Nursing Network Awards. These will champion best practice in specialist breast care nursing. We’ll be recognising individuals or teams who have demonstrated innovative and pioneering ideas that make a positive difference to...

Two Breast Cancer Care service users, Pauline Poller and Mandy MacFarlane, spoke to The Sun about their experience of living with secondary breast cancer. They talk about...

Commenting on the British Medical Journal study supporting the claim that the introduction of breast screening in the UK may have caused more harm than good, Catherine Priestley, Clinical Nurse Specialist at Breast Cancer Care said:

‘This paper adds to the ongoing debate about...

Breast Cancer care responds to the Cancer Research UK review of cancer and lifestyle in the UK which suggests over 100,000 cancers are...

Breast Cancer Care responds to data from the CLEOPATRA* study which shows that the combination of pertuzamab, Herceptin and chemotherapy is more effective than Herceptin and chemotherapy for treating people with previously untreated HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer.

Rachel...

Macmillan is calling for people to sign their petition to ‘Put the fair into welfare’. 

The Welfare Reform Bill is currently passing through Parliament. This contains, amongst other...

Each year we conduct a survey to find out what callers think about the Helpline service. This year 241 users responded and we carried out 10 telephone interviews. Here are a few of the highlights from the survey.

How...

The search is now on for models to take part in next year's annual Glasgow and London Breast Cancer Care fashion shows!...

In the Money section of the Guardian website this weekend was an article about Jackie Lyons, a Breast Care Nurse who works at the University College Hospital in central London.

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The evenings are drawing in and the past few weeks have been a blur of interviews, copy deadlines and word counts for the next issue of Vita magazine. Almost everything’s completed on the writing side of things now and we’re already well into the design stage.

We spoke with the lovely...

A study carried out by the University of Southampton and Breast Cancer Care suggests that more than a third (34%) of women with secondary breast cancer are living with uncontrolled symptoms. These symptoms include shortness of breath and nausea. Forty four per cent of women whose cancer had...

October was a busy month for our Helpline team with 1,271 calls answered by our nurses and trained staff with experience of breast cancer.

People from all age groups use our Helpline; the largest group of callers during October was those aged between 50 and 59 years old, they accounted...

Comment on National Audit of Cancer Diagnosis in Primary Care by the Royal College of General Practitioners: 'Three quarters of patients with cancer are referred within one month'

Breast Cancer Care Clinical Nurse Specialist, Jackie Harris, said:

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A third of women with secondary breast cancer are needlessly living in pain, Breast Cancer Care research shows

New research1 released by Breast Cancer Care in partnership with the University of Southampton reveals that the quality of life and...

Commenting on the US Food and Drug Administration decision to revoke the agency’s approval of breast cancer drug Avastin, Dr Emma Pennery, Clinical Director at Breast Cancer Care, said:

'Avastin isn’t currently approved for use in the UK...

Commenting on the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) final draft guidance against breast cancer treatment eribulin...

Almost half of Scottish Parliament supports Breast Cancer Care and secondary breast cancer data collection in Scotland.

To date, a total of 61 MSPs out of the 129 in the Scottish Parliament have supported a motion lodged by Linda Fabiani MSP, which recognises the work of Breast Cancer...

Alison Leary, who has had diagnoses of both primary and secondary breast cancer, spoke to Woman’s Hour on BBC Radio 4 on Wednesday morning....

 Breast Cancer Care’s collection of beautiful Christmas cards and gifts are the perfect way to share your Christmas wishes and help raise money to support the 50,000 people who are diagnosed with breast cancer every year in the UK. 

There is a Christmas card for...

We are very excited to announce that the Pink Ribbonwalk 2012 has now launched with a brand new fifth venue! Next year the Pink Ribbonwalk will not only be travelling to Scone Palace, Blenheim Palace, Petworth House, Cholmondeley Castle but...

Responding to the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) draft guidance which does not recommend routine NHS prescription of Fulvestrant for the treatment of locally advance or metastatic breast cancer, Maria Leadbeater, Clinical Nurse Specialist at Breast...

BBC Radio Newcastle interviewed one of our volunteers, Maureen Bain, on its Breakfast show this morning. The interview highlighted a...

Statement from Breast Cancer Care on research from the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Cancer Conference which suggests breast cancer diagnosis times have fallen from 27 days in 2001-2 to 25 days in 2007-8.

Jackie Harris,...

Statement from Breast Cancer Care on a review of ten studies on the employment experiences of women with breast cancer published in the European Journal of Cancer Care.  The review found employers need to support women with breast cancer better ...

Statement from Breast Cancer Care on research from the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Cancer Conference which suggests that women may not receive adequate information on fertility preservation before...

Breast Cancer Care has been engaging with the NHS reform agenda because of its potentially huge impact on people affected by breast cancer, along with all NHS users. As the biggest reform package to the NHS since...

It’s the time of year when flu jabs are being offered by GP surgeries. We get many calls on the Helpline from people who are concerned about having a flu jab in their ‘arm at risk’ after breast surgery or questioning whether they can have the jab whilst they are undergoing chemotherapy.

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Research has claimed that taking the statin simvastatin could reduce the risk of breast cancer returning. The study was carried out in Denmark on women who had been diagnosed with breast cancer and were prescribed simvastatin for other health reasons. It was found that there was a 10% decrease...

On Wednesday 26 October, as part of Neasden Temple’s annual Diwali celebrations, the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir was lit up pink to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month and to symbolise BAPS’s ongoing support for Breast Cancer Care.

Marie Geiger, Breast Health Promotion Training and...

As you may know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we marked it with a whole host of events.

We kicked off the month with a star studded fashion show at London's Grosvenor House....

We are delighted to announce that mum and daughter duo from The Only Way is Essex, Lydia Rose Bright and Debbie Douglas will be showing their support for Breast Cancer Care at Westfield Stratford City’s Pink Friday today....

The NHS breast screening programme is to be reviewed by an independent panel following concerns over its usefulness. Some healthcare professionals and scientists have commented on the programme, arguing that it leads to over-diagnosis and treatment in many women. This follows the release of a...

Commenting on the announcement of a review of the breast cancer screening programme, Dr Emma Pennery, Clinical Director at Breast Cancer Care said:

“We want all women to have access to clear information about both the benefits and limitations of screening to...

On Monday talk show host and Breast Cancer Care supporter Trisha Goddard spoke to the Daily Express about her experience of breast cancer and living with lymphoedema. The...

To mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we asked members of the public about their breast awareness. We asked three questions and received an interesting array or answers. Watch our video below.

Make sure to regularly check your breasts for any unfamiliar changes, and that goes for...

There have been several clinical stories in the news this week. Firstly the Daily Mail and the ...

On the Helpline we often hear from concerned callers who are worried that by using everyday products they have inadvertently increased their risk of developing breast cancer.

For a long time...

Commenting on findings published by The Lancet showing radiotherapy following breast conserving surgery can halve the 10-year-risk of recurrence and reduce 15-year-risk of mortality by a sixth, Grete Brauten-Smith Clinical Nurse Specialist for Younger Women at Breast Cancer Care said:

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Improving outcomes and experiences for older women with breast cancer
Policy briefing launch reception
Thursday 17 November 2011, 5.30pm-7.30pm
Breast Cancer Care Central Office
5-13 Great Suffolk Street, London SE1 ONS...

We are excited to announce that Westfield Stratford City is holding a massive Pink Friday for us on Friday 28 October. It’s even more special since Breast Cancer Care has been...

Breast Cancer Care Trustee Francesca Pattison was the subject of a full-page feature interview in The Times on Saturday talking about living with secondary breast cancer and how she is living her life with the diagnosis.

One of our volunteers, Christina Quilter, was...

It's already the middle of October and many of you held a Pink Friday for Breast Cancer Care. If you haven't done it yet, don't worry – you can still sign...

To mark Secondary Breast Cancer Awareness Day Annette Brooke MP hosted an event at Westminster for Breast Cancer Care. It was attended by more than 50 guests including women affected by breast cancer, healthcare...

As the health bill entered the House of Lords at the beginning of this week for debate The Independent had two articles about it on Tuesday and Wednesday. On...

Today is Secondary Breast Cancer Awareness Day and we’re marking it by holding two campaigning events at the Scotsman Hotel in Edinburgh and the...

The event, In Perspective: body image after a breast cancer diagnosis has been postponed. We will update you when we have new details of the date and location.

Previous In Perspective events have looked at the issues of breast screening and the effects a breast cancer...

Commenting on the Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) ruling against breast cancer treatment Halaven® (black triangle drug) (eribulin), Maria Leadbeater, Clinical Nurse Specialist in secondary breast cancer at Breast Cancer Care said:

'The decision to deny...

Make sure you’re tuned in to QVC tonight at 7pm to watch a three-hour broadcast of Be Aware, Show You Care in aid of Breast Cancer Care.

The live show will feature a huge range of beauty, jewellery, accessory and homeware products including a Bare Escentuals In The Pink Kit, a...

We are not even half way through October and, already, so much has happened – and there is still a lot more to come!

Our fashion shows in London and Glasgow both proved to be a huge...

To mark the UK’s second Secondary Breast Cancer Awareness Day on 13 October, Breast Cancer Care is hosting a Westminster reception at which people living with secondary breast cancer* will call on MPs for improvements in nursing provision.

The parliamentary event, which will be attended...

Thursday 13 October is Secondary Breast Cancer Awareness Day and this morning, ahead of the event, we launched a new booklet for people living with a...

Bernie Nolan starred in the media this weekend after her appearance at the Breast Cancer Care Show on Wednesday, alongside her sister Linda. A picture of Bernie led an article on the ...

Secondary Breast Cancer Awareness Day takes place on Thursday 13 October

To mark the day we will be pressing decision-makers at an event in Westminster to make sure everyone with secondary breast cancer has access to a clinical nurse specialist with the skills...

Thanks to the generosity of our corporate partners, there are lots of great products on sale this month to support...

Wales came a step closer to publishing its own cancer strategy today when all the parties in the National Assembly voted in favour of a Plaid Cymru amendment calling for a National Cancer Plan.

With rates of breast cancer rising in Wales, as in England, it is more important than ever that...

The Breast Cancer Care Show London 2011 was a massive success.

Hundreds of guests attended the star-studded afternoon and evening shows at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Park Lane. Their generosity allowed us to raise more than £120,000...

The moment has finally come... our glamorous 24 models took to the catwalk. See for yourself!

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All our guest have made their way into the Great Room and to their seats.

Arlene Phillips took the stage to get the show underway. After a warm welcome from Arlene there was an energetic game of heads or tails with Venessa Feltz. Following this there was a heartfelt and moving speech from...

Bright camera flashes and posing celebrities can mean only one thing - it's time to start Breast Cancer Care's evening fashion show!

Lisa Snowdon, Arlene Phillips, Lauren Goodger, Vanessa Feltz and many more of our celebrity supporters are here to celebrate the inspirational models who...

The catwalk show has started! Here are a few pictures of the day so far... and there will be plenty more to come! 

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The pink carpet is out and the stage is set!

We're currently backstage at Park Lane's Grosvenor House Hotel where in a few hours the 15th Breast Cancer Care’s London fashion show will...

Over the summer there have been several book launches about living with cancer and what can happen at the end of treatment. Here we review a few of them.

The cancer survivor's companion by Dr Frances Goodhart and Lucy Atkins...

Today marks one of the biggest days in the Breast Cancer Care events calendar: The London Show – taking place at the prestigious Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane.

We are all very excited to be a part of this amazing event that will see our models, all of whom have experienced a breast...

We start with a round-up of the stories of the models who are taking part in the Breast Cancer Care fashion shows:

In the...

Although we do a considerable amount of work raising the breast awareness and early detection message throughout the year, the workshops delivered by the Breast Health Promotion (BHP) team are in greatest demand during...

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and over the coming four weeks we will be using this blog to keep you updated with the latest news, events, videos and information.

From fashion shows...

We start our round-up with an emotional diary published in the Daily Mail, written by the mother of a breast cancer patient.

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It’s a beautiful day in London. The sun is sparkling off the Thames near our office and at Breast Cancer Care HQ, we’ve just started work on the next issue of Vita.

Our content planning meeting took place last week and we’ve got plenty of features...

The event, In Perspective: body image after a breast cancer diagnosis has been postponed. We will update you when we have new details of the date and location.

Our ‘In Perspective’ events bring together people working in health policy with people affected by breast cancer...

Responding to the Lancet Oncology Commission’s Delivering affordable cancer care in high-income countries, Tara Beaumont, Clinical Nurse Specialist in Metastatic Breast Cancer at Breast Cancer Care said:

'We understand that the...

We reported on the Hardest Hit march earlier this year, a protest that brought together thousands of disabled people, their families and other campaign supporters to try and stop proposed cuts to benefit payments.

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A research study has shown that giving radiotherapy between or during chemotherapy treatment to patients recently diagnosed with breast cancer could reduce the risk of cancer returning.

The study, which was funded by Cancer Research UK, found that treating breast cancer in this way, known...

In the sixth of her blog posts, QVC presenter, Alison Keenan, shares her experience of breast cancer.

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If so, the Government is planning to limit the amount of time people can claim contributory Employment Support Allowance (ESA) in the Work Related Activity Group (WRAG) to just 12 months from April 2012.

Breast Cancer Care is campaigning to scrap this arbitrary time limit that we feel...

A new search category, specialist clinics, will be launched on our map of breast cancer services next week (Monday 26 September).

The map of services is an interactive tool, designed to...

The Liberal Democrats are currently holding their annual party conference, where they have decided to support a motion calling on the Government to scrap plans to time-limit the Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) to 12 months.

Breast Cancer Care is pleased...

Carols by Candlelight – tickets on sale now!

We are pleased to announce that tickets to Carols by Candlelight are on sale now. So join us on Monday 5 December at St. Paul’s Church in...

'Does breast cancer screening do more harm than good?' asked the Daily Mail this week, in a lengthy article featuring views from healthcare professionals and...

It's the UK’s second Secondary Breast Cancer Awareness Day on 13 October 2011 and, for people living with a diagnosis of secondary breast cancer, it really is the little things that can make a big difference in everyday life.

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We are pleased to announce that our Men with breast cancer publication has been completely updated and is now...

In April of this year, we launched our ‘Keep our breast care nurses’ e-action. We asked people show their support for the role of the breast care nurse and to tell us how important their...

There's been plenty of coverage of some of the stars of our fashion shows this week. Former Loose Women presenter and long time Breast Cancer Care supporter Zoe Tyler discussed her...

Today we open our new website to the public and we'd like to welcome everyone to the latest incarnation of www.breastcancercare.org.uk, whether you are old friends or new visitors.

We know it can sometimes take a while to find your way...

At 99 years of age, retired hairdresser Dorothy Affleck has become one of the oldest known women to undergo breast surgery. Dorothy's medical team decided the great-grandmother was still physically fit enough for the procedure and she had a lump removed from her breast last summer. This year,...

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) is conducting a survey to collect information on what patients and the public think of the way their current guidance is presented. They have distributed a short...

Vita magazine front coverIssue 10 of Vita is now in stock!

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BBC Online today ran a feature on Breast Cancer Care supporter, John Killingworth, who is hoping to raise a fantastic £50,000 for us by taking on the Antarctic.

John, 40, will be competing in...

This weekend in the news -

Mourad Wafa, one of the male models at our first Cardiff show fashion back in 2009 told...

You may be aware that August is Festival time in Edinburgh and the city is taken over by all manner of entertainment including plays, comedians, dance, song – you name it and it is happening. The Breast Cancer Care Glasgow team...

British women are more likely to develop cancer, according to new research published by The World Cancer Research Fund.

Compared to their European counterparts, women in this country are 17 per cent more likely to be diagnosed with cancer before the age of 75. Some experts have blamed the...

The Disability Benefits Consortium (DBC) has suggested in a press release issued on 1 August that the misreporting of Government statistics in the media is leading to intolerance towards disabled people.

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Future Forum, the group tasked with setting out recommendations to the Government's ‘listening exercise' during the pause in the passage of the Health and Social Care Bill, have now published their report. Some of their recommendations included:

  • retaining the Health Secretary as the...

A study published in the British Medical Journal has claimed that breast screening programmes have had little impact on death rates from breast cancer.

However, many cancer charities and health organisations...

There are many books written by women about their experiences of breast cancer, but few are from the point of view of a healthcare professional undergoing treatment for cancer.

The Psychological Impact of Breast Cancer: A Psychologist's Insight as a Patient is a detailed account...

Newspaper readers this morning will have seen a story that claimed that tall people are more at risk of developing cancer.

The reports were prompted by nine-year study of 97,000 women from the UK, the results of which were published in...

The Department of Health’s Innovation, Excellence and Service Development Fund has awarded Breast Cancer Care and Bowel Cancer UK £91,500 to establish a groundbreaking programme of breast and bowel cancer awareness training courses across the UK.

Earlier detection of both breast and bowel...

13 October will be Secondary Breast Cancer Awareness Day and to mark the day this year, we’re producing a collection of the little things that make a big difference when you’re living with secondary breast cancer.

This guide to living with the disease was the idea of a group of women with...

Can you help us to promote the breast awareness message and dispel myths about breast cancer?

We are looking for volunteers in both the Greater London and Hertfordshire areas, who will be trained to talk to groups and individuals about:

  • breast awareness
  • the...

As cancer treatments have improved drastically over the past century, baseless claims of cures...

Over the last couple of weeks, people have been adding their photos to our new Moving Forward photo gallery.

Every photo in the gallery is of someone who's had treatment for breast cancer. Alongside each photo, you can read a short account of that...

We start our news round up with today's Independent, which features an article written by journalist Gaby Koppel.

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Strawberry Tea 2011 advertTo support our Strawberry Tea campaign Dorothy Perkins has...

Followers of the Breast Cancer Care twitter account (@BCCare) have this week been watching the experiences of a young woman who's been diagnosed with breast cancer aged just 21.

Katie Huttlestone was diagnosed on 24 May and...

If you subscribe to Breast Cancer Care News you might have noticed that the summer issue looks a bit different. We’ve given it a new look to make it fresh and modern, and to bring it in line with other Breast Cancer Care publications. We hope you like the makeover and can still find all the...

A quirky YouTube video, which has been watched by over 600 people in its first week online, is helping to spread the breast awareness message.

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Breast cancer featured prominently in the media today (16 June) and we start with a story reported in most of the daily national newspapers.

This is the news that cancer patients could see changes to the benefit system that could leave them up to £94 worse off (...

Future Forum, the group tasked with setting out recommendations to the Government's ‘listening exercise' during the pause in the passage of the Health and Social...

Back in March, we, along with 30 other cancer charities, wrote to Iain Duncan-Smith, the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, to outline our grave concerns about the proposed welfare reforms and their impact on cancer patients. This included the time-limiting of contributory ESA to a year,...

Makita logoBreast Cancer Care is delighted to have been chosen as Makita’s first charity of the year.

Makita, the UK's leading...

Smint has launched a refreshing new 2 in 1 raspberry and lemon flavour variant with 5p from every pack sold going...

 We would like to say a huge thank you to our friends at Asda who’ve recently completed a cycle ride from London to Paris, raising £67,000 for...

Government Health Secretary, Andrew Lansley, last night announced guaranteed funding for cancer networks in a move welcomed by cancer campaigners.

The decision came just a week after the Government announced a 'pause' in their controversial Health and Social Care Bill, which aims to...

Everyone at Breast Cancer Care, Santander and woman&home would like to say good luck to all of our Blenheim Palace Pink Ribbonwalkers, who will set off on their 10 or 20 mile fundraising walks tomorrow morning (21 May).

Known as ‘Britain’s greatest palace’, the World Heritage...

Can religious faith cure cancer? Or should our faith be placed solely with the medical professionals?

These are some of the questions being asked this week on Channel 4's 4thought TV. The 90-second programmes, which...

Newspapers have this week been reporting that enjoying a regular cup of coffee could inadvertently be reducing your risk of one form of breast cancer. BBC News,...

Breast Cancer Care, as past of the Cancer Campaigning Group, has raised serious concerns about the future of cancer networks, which we think are vital to ensuring cancer services do not suffer though the forthcoming period of NHS reforms.

Funding for cancer networks has only been assured...

Female volunteers with a high risk of developing breast cancer are being sought to take part in a woldwide research study.

So far over 6,000 women from 15 countries have signed up to the International Breast Cancer Intervention Study-...

An estimation by the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) has suggested that nearly 20,000 cases of breast cancer could be prevented each year by people leading a healthier lifestyle.

The organisation has called for women to make...

The Hardest Hit campaign, run by the Disability Benefits Consortium and the United Kingdom’s Disabled People's Council is holding a march on 11 May in London. Thousands of disabled people as well as family and friends will be marching to express their concerns about the cuts threatening benefits...

Many newspapers have today reported on the discovery made at a Breakthrough Breast Cancer research centre of three more genes linked to the most common form of breast cancer.

The discovery could lead to new ways of diagnosing and treating oestrogen receptor positive breast cancer,...

Due to the forthcoming Bank Holiday weekend, our  Helpline and Ask the Nurse email service will be operating under revised opening hours. Take a look...

Gather friends and family this summer for a Strawberry Tea and help raise money for Breast Cancer Care

June, July, August 2011 Release

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Before we end another week, let's take a look at what's been making the headlines this week...


Today's coverage begins with...

11.04.11 Release

Breast Cancer Care and The Prostate Cancer Charity have today been unveiled as the official charities for the 2012 Virgin London Marathon.

The charities will come together to become the official beneficiaries for the iconic London Marathon and will...

Research published in the British Medical Journal and co-funded by Cancer Research UK has concluded that at least 13,000 cases of cancer in the UK are caused by alcohol consumption.

Of these, 2,500 cases of breast cancer in the UK...

The Government's NHS reforms continue to dominate the health agenda in the media and today David Cameron is quoted in the Telegraph, following a speech...

In the second of her blog posts, QVC presenter, Alison Keenan, shares her experience of breast cancer.

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The Hardest Hit campaign, run by the Disability Benefits Consortium and the United Kingdom’s Disabled People's Council is holding a march on 11 May in London. Thousands of disabled people as well as family and friends will be marching to express their concerns about the...

Patients in Scotland will no longer have to pay prescription charges for prescribed medicines, after payments were abolished on Friday (April 1).

The move brings Scotland into line with policies in Northern Ireland and Wales and leaves England as the only...

Breast Cancer Care has a wide network of healthcare professionals, the majority of whom are breast care nurses. We have been hearing more and more often that breast care nurses (also known as clinical nurse specialists) are being forced to limit the...

Newspapers have today been reporting on research that suggests taking tamoxifen may reduce the risk of breast cancer in people with dense breast tissue.

The BBC News website and...

Breast Cancer Care, along with 29 other cancer charities, has written an open letter to the secretary of state for work and pensions, Iain Duncan Smith, to urge him to reconsider his welfare reform plans that...

02.03.11 Statement

Breast Cancer Care’s comment on the research published in the BMJ which claims that smoking can increase the risk of developing breast cancer.

Jackie Harris, Clinical Nurse Specialist at Breast Cancer Care commented:

“This...

01.03.11 Statement

Commenting on the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) report that one year cancer survival rates in England are lagging behind the rest of Europe, Jane Hatfield, Director of Policy, Research and Planning at Breast Cancer Care, said:

"We’...

The Daily Mail ran a story today about Detective Constable Mark Cross and his shock at being diagnosed with breast cancer and how he coped with treatment...

Have you had treatment for primary breast cancer?

We’ve produced a new resource pack to help people move forward from treatment with confidence. To help promote the pack, we’re...

Coronation Street's Sally Dynevor, who dealt with a breast cancer diagnosis at the same time as her on-screen character Sally Webster, has now finished treatment.

Sally told the Mirror newspaper 'The wig is off! I have put it away in a cupboard and I...

All Breast Cancer Care publications are free of charge, but we ask for a contribution towards postage from organisations who order more than 100 copies of an item at a time.

There is a sliding scale of charges, which has not been increased for the last six...

Judith Potts opens this week's news round up, with an supportive article she wrote for the Telegraph about our recent secondary breast cancer campaign success....

On 27 January, the Policy and Campaigns team held the second in a new series of events that brings together people working in health policy with people affected by breast cancer to discuss key breast cancer issues.

Breast cancer and low-income households: In Perspective focussed on the...

Today we welcome QVC presenter, Alison Keenan, to the newsblog to share about her experience of breast cancer.

As a presenter for the home shopping channel, Alison has been a keen supporter of Breast Cancer Care, taking part in many fundraising events for us.

QVC has supported...

Following last week's announcement that the lifetime risk of a woman developing breast cancer has risen to one in eight, the media have been running a lot of stories related to the news - here's a quick midweek catch up.

We start with...

Welcome to a new week and we start with a quick round up of the latest breast cancer news and what's been making the headlines over the weekend.

By far the biggest news of the last week has been the new figures from Cancer Research UK, which continued to dominate health news in most media...

Welcome to a new week and we start with a quick round up of the latest breast cancer news and what's been making the headlines over the weekend...
By far the most important breast cancer news of the last week has been the new figures issued by Cancer Research UK, which indicate that...

Today, Cancer Research UK published statistics showing that the lifetime risk of developing breast cancer for women has risen from 1 in 9 to 1 in 8. 
The number of women diagnosed with the disease has risen from around 46,000 to 47,000 with the biggest rise in rates being seen in the...

We’re running a series of campaigns training days across our regional centres. These training days are open to anyone who is interested in campaigning for Breast Cancer Care. They will equip you with the latest knowledge of our campaigns and what actions you can take to improve the lives...

28.01.11 Press release

A breast cancer charity is offering freebies to anybody taking part in a photo this Saturday to support the 1600 people who are diagnosed with breast cancer in Bristol and the South West every year.

On Saturday 29 January,...

We are currently looking to recruit new trustees at Breast Cancer Care.

The role of the trustees is hugely important. In addition to formal duties, such as approving the annual budget and accounts, the trustees play a vital part in setting the overall strategic direction for the charity...

We raise our concerns about the proposed regional system that could increase the likelihood of postcode lotteries developing in access to drugs. We advocate for a national approach to ensure everyone is treated the same, regardless of where they live. If this were not to happen we suggest ways...

Today saw the publication of the Department of Health (DH) cancer strategy, Improving Outcomes: A Strategy for Cancer.

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Breast cancer charity hails campaigning victory on publication of Department of Health cancer strategy: Improving Outcomes: A Strategy for Cancer
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Members of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Breast Cancer1 met with the Prime Minister and Care Services Minister, Paul Burstow MP, last week to discuss issues around breast cancer.

Co-Chairs of the Group, Annette Brooke, MP and Steve Brine, MP joined representatives from...

We now have a new date confirmed for our discussion event, Breast cancer and low income households: in perspective. Originally scheduled for 9th December, this event was postponed due to concerns about the inclement weather conditions and the student protests in the Westminster...

 
Last week, members of the All Party Parliamentary Group on breast cancer, including representatives from Breast Cancer Care, met David Cameron and Care Services Minister, Paul Burstow MP.
They were joined by co-chairs of the group, Annette Brooke MP and Steve Brine MP to...

It's been a while since we've given you a nice long blog post so I am taking this opportunity to give you a bumper round-up of the news over the last couple of weeks and what's been going on at Breast Cancer Care.
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Campaigning charities take breast cancer patients’ concerns to 10 Downing Street
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Commenting on the coalition government’s plans for NHS reform today, Jane Hatfield, Director of Policy and Research at Breast Cancer Care, said:

“As an organisation that supports people affected by breast cancer, we hope that the government’s ambitious plans...

The latest version of our quarterly newsletter, featuring all the latest...

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Breast cancer and low-income households: In perspective Thursday 9 December 2010, 6.30–8.30pm Convocation Hall, Church House Conference Centre, London
We’re sorry to announce that due to concerns about the inclement weather...

  The latest version of our quarterly newsletter, featuring all the latest news from Breast Cancer Care, is now available to order and download.
In this issue, Winter 2010, we have articles on our Spotlight on Secondry Breast Cancer campaign, our vision for the future, breast...

 Sue Keir, who was on the Secondary Breast Cancer Taskforce and is living with secondary breast cancer, is very active in improving services both locally and nationally.  Last month, she spoke about her experience and activity at a conference in Munich last week called ‘...


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Breast Cancer Care Cymru’s response to the Welsh Conservative’s proposals on public health
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Breast Cancer Care Cymru’s response to the Welsh Conservative’s proposals on public health
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Breast Cancer Care Cymru’s response to the Welsh Conservative’s proposals on public health
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Breast Cancer Care Cymru’s response to the Welsh Conservative’s proposals on public health
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Breast Cancer Care Cymru’s response to the Welsh Conservative’s proposals on public health
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Breast Cancer Care Cymru’s response to the Welsh Conservative’s proposals on public health
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Breast Cancer Care Cymru’s response to the Welsh Conservative’s proposals on public health
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Registration for a brand new Breast Cancer Care event, 5-Mile Challenge, is now open.
Join us for a Sunday morning walk, run or jog in the heart of Bristol or Newcastle to help raise vital...

Research published in Lancet Online has claimed that offering annual mammograms to women over 40, who are at an increased risk of breast cancer, could save lives.
The...


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Comment on research published in the Lancet Oncology online which suggests that women under 50 with a family history of breast cancer should be offered annual mammograms...


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Comment on research published in the Lancet Oncology online which suggests that women under 50 with a family history of breast cancer should be offered annual mammograms...


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Comment on research published in the Lancet Oncology online which suggests that women under 50 with a family history of breast cancer should be offered annual mammograms...


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Comment on research published in the Lancet Oncology online which suggests that women under 50 with a family history of breast cancer should be offered annual mammograms...


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Comment on research published in the Lancet Oncology online which suggests that women under 50 with a family history of breast cancer should be offered annual mammograms...


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Comment on research published in the Lancet Oncology online which suggests that women under 50 with a family history of breast cancer should be offered annual mammograms...


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Comment on research published in the Lancet Oncology online which suggests that women under 50 with a family history of breast cancer should be offered annual mammograms...


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Comment on research published in the Lancet Oncology online which suggests that women under 50 with a family history of breast cancer should be offered annual mammograms...

One in every four cancer diagnoses in England are discovered late when people enter hospitals as emergency patients, according to figures from the National Cancer Intelligence Network
The statistics were revealed after the organisation looked closely at the details of when patients were...

Registration for one of our biggest and most popular fundraising events, the Pink Ribbonwalk, is now open.
Set in four locations, at beautiful venues across the UK, each event is a 10 or 20 mile walk through stunning countryside, with...

Data from the Office for National Statistics have revealed that the UK has the fifth highest cancer death rate in Europe.
The department's Social Trends report, published this week, indicated that breast cancer is the most common form of female cancer in the UK.
However, death...

 This October, the Breast Cancer Care forums, twitter, facebook and all manner of online communities were buzzing with activity for the Breast Cancer Care Blog Awards.
With signed Gok Wan autobiographies up for grabs, our followers took to the bandwidth and produced some fantastic...

 The future of our website
Thousands of people affected by breast cancer use the Breast Cancer Care website every day to get information and support, and to find out about our services.
In the Digital team, we’ve been busy lately working on a new...

An announcement in the Daily Mail today reports that GPs are to be given greater control over which drugs they can prescribe to patients. 
From 2014, the newspaper reports, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) will no longer have the power to ban...

Last month was the annual Cancer Care Congress conference in Manchester and Julie Wray, one of Breast Cancer Care’s Service User Research Partners (SURP), went along to...

Fearne and Denise's celebrity trek for Breast Cancer Care is being aired tonight on ITV2.
The one hour documentary follows Denise Van Outen and Fearne Cotton, along with their celebrity friends trekking to...

The Government announced their plans as to how they would decrease Britain’s deficit on Wednesday 20 October. The raft of commitments, but mainly cuts, that were delivered has the potential to impact greatly on people affected by breast cancer. We have provided a summary of the most...

 We’re running a little competition for the best breast cancer related blog posts published during Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2010. It could be a post raising awareness about the signs and symptoms your readers should look out for, or about your fundraising for Breast Cancer Care...


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Statement from Breast Cancer Care on research published in the BMJ from the University College, Dublin which claims that the use of MRI scans to detect early stage breast...


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Statement from Breast Cancer Care on research published in the BMJ from the University College, Dublin which claims that the use of MRI scans to detect early stage breast...


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Statement from Breast Cancer Care on research published in the BMJ from the University College, Dublin which claims that the use of MRI scans to detect early stage breast...


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Statement from Breast Cancer Care on research published in the BMJ from the University College, Dublin which claims that the use of MRI scans to detect early stage breast...


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Statement from Breast Cancer Care on research published in the BMJ from the University College, Dublin which claims that the use of MRI scans to detect early stage breast...


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Statement from Breast Cancer Care on research published in the BMJ from the University College, Dublin which claims that the use of MRI scans to detect early stage breast...


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Statement from Breast Cancer Care on research published in the BMJ from the University College, Dublin which claims that the use of MRI scans to detect early stage breast...


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Statement from Breast Cancer Care on research published in the BMJ from the University College, Dublin which claims that the use of MRI scans to detect early stage breast...

Annette Brook MP, who spoke at the Westminster event on secondary breast cancer last week, has asked a question in Prime Minister's Questions on our behalf.
She asked David Cameron to meet with the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for breast cancer and reps from the main...

As many of you may be aware, the Government announced the results of its Comprehensive Spending Review this afternoon. One of the changes announced was the news that the planned introduction of one-to-one nurses for all cancer patients would be postponed.
Breast Cancer Care...


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Statement from Breast Cancer Care on the Comprehensive Spending Review which has postponed the planned introduction of one-to-one nurses for all cancer patients.
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Statement from Breast Cancer Care on the Comprehensive Spending Review which has postponed the planned introduction of one-to-one nurses for all cancer patients.
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Statement from Breast Cancer Care on the Comprehensive Spending Review which has postponed the planned introduction of one-to-one nurses for all cancer patients.
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Statement from Breast Cancer Care on the Comprehensive Spending Review which has postponed the planned introduction of one-to-one nurses for all cancer patients.
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Statement from Breast Cancer Care on the Comprehensive Spending Review which has postponed the planned introduction of one-to-one nurses for all cancer patients.
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Statement from Breast Cancer Care on the Comprehensive Spending Review which has postponed the planned introduction of one-to-one nurses for all cancer patients.
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Statement from Breast Cancer Care on the Comprehensive Spending Review which has postponed the planned introduction of one-to-one nurses for all cancer patients.
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Statement from Breast Cancer Care on the Comprehensive Spending Review which has postponed the planned introduction of one-to-one nurses for all cancer patients.
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Fearne Cotton has treated her blog-followers this...

On Wednesday 13 October, events were held all over the country to mark the first ever Secondary Breast Cancer Awareness Day. They were held in Glasgow, Sheffield, London and Cardiff where women came together to hear...

QVC raised £407,000 for Breast Cancer Care on Wednesday as part of it's 'Be Aware, Show You Care' campaign.

The programme, which was broadcast for three hours between 7pm and 10pm, featured a celebrity auction, beautiful jewellery and handbags and showed videos about the...

As part of the Secondary Breast Cancer Awareness Day, a team of Breast Cancer Care volunteers spent the morning at Westminster in an attempt to bring the Spotlight campaign to the attention of politicians. 
 The volunteers, all dressed in purple Breast Cancer Care t-shirts,...

 This month, as I'm sure you will have noticed, is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As part of this, Breast Cancer Care is spearheading the first ever Secondary Breast Cancer Awareness Day.
Today is about raising awareness and promoting Breast Cancer Care's Spotlight on...


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‘Hidden face’ of breast cancer revealed on UK’s first ever secondary breast cancer awareness day 
13.10.10 Release
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The NHS is under fire again this week as the Sunday Express reports that new computerised breast screening could save thousands of lives, but Britain is lagging behind other parts of Europe in introducing the technology. You can read the full article at...

Breast Cancer Care’s policy team has responded to the NHS White Paper, specifically on the consultations around the changes proposed to commissioning, the role of local authorities, and how outcomes will be measured.
You can view our full responses to each of these three area...

It's been a busy week here at Breast Cancer Care so here's a bumper round-up for the week.
The Daily Mail have been reporting about the increasing number of cryptic Facebook status updates, along the lines of "I like it on the floor", that are an apparent attempt to...

You can view all of our fashion show pictures on our flickr account, or you can browse a selection using the slideshow viewer below.

The Show: 24 models, all with breast cancer, in an evening of champagne, dinner, celebrities, auctions, dancing and live entertainment.
With an event as big as The Show there are weeks and months beforehand of planning and organising and as the excitement builds up and...

As you may well know, today is the day of the 14th Breast Cancer Care London fashion show.
If you weren't able to make it this year, you can be with us in a cyber capacity by keeping an eye on our...

Breast Cancer Care has submitted their response to the NHS White Paper, which plans to drive forward major reforms, which will affect the way in which health services are delivered. The Government wants to hand over the NHS budget to GPs, abolish PCTs, focus on outcomes and put more emphasis on...

They did it again! The Scottish Breast Cancer Care team pulled off the always fabulous Glasgow Fashion Show without a hitch.
As usual, the models, all having had a diagnosis of breast cancer, dazzled on the catwalk...

It's that time of year again! Breast Cancer Awareness Month is finally here and it's shaping up to be a spectacular one.
The Show
As is tradition we kick it off in style with The Show,...

Let's take at look at what's been happening this weekend in the papers
The Guardian ran a story this weekend, revealing that the NHS will not be immune to spending cuts....

If you have ever wanted to make a difference, volunteering at one of our HeadStrong advisory servicess may be right for you. The positions require you to be available for two days of initial training and then two days per month volunteering and you will be making a real difference to women who...

Health Minister Paul Burstow announced that, from January, £9 million would be available to local charities who aim to encourage GP visits for those concerned about cancer and to increases awareness of symptoms and what to look out for. 59 campaigns will focus on breast, bowel or lung...


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Comment on research which claims that incidence of breast cancer declines as use of HRT in postmenopausal women in Canada declines.
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Comment on research which claims that incidence of breast cancer declines as use of HRT in postmenopausal women in Canada declines.
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Comment on research which claims that incidence of breast cancer declines as use of HRT in postmenopausal women in Canada declines.
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Back in February, Breast Cancer Care responded to a consultation about abolishing hospital car parking charges, including those for people undergoing chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
We made the point that the current system of discounted rates for cancer patients is not working, with...


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Footprints Travel Guides supporting Breast Cancer Care Celebrity Trek
22.09.10 Release
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Comment on the coalition government’s pledge to launch 59 local cancer awareness campaigns across the UK

21.09.10 Statement

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Comment on the coalition government’s pledge to launch 59 local cancer awareness campaigns across the UK
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The Cancer Reform Strategy (CRS) is a document that was published in December 2007, setting out how the government will achieve world class cancer services by 2012. It was a well regarded strategy that was written not just by government policy makers, but also by clinicians and cancer charities...

To close the week, here's a catch up on all of this week's breast cancer related stories in the media...

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We start with the weekend's newspapers and the first stop on our round is...

We've been really busy lately and as a result, we have a bumper news round up for you today, as we take a look back at last week's magazines and newspapers.
Be sure to keep an eye out tomorrow, when we will rounding up this week's press.
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Denise Van Outen to become ambassador for Breast Cancer Care
07.09.10 Release
Denise Van Outen is to become an ambassador...

Scientists say they have made a breakthrough in their understanding of triple negative breast cancer.
The discovery, which was reported in...

 The latest version of our quarterly newsletter, featuring all the latest news from Breast Cancer Care, is now available to order and download.
In this issue, Autumn 2010, we have articles on on health and wellbeing, secondary breast cancer, campaigning work and our Strawberry Tea...

Our volunteers are at the heart of Breast Cancer Care - could you be one of them?
We're currently looking for volunteers, based in the London and South East region, to help Breast Cancer Care in a range of different ways.
We have the following volunteer...

Let's take a look at some of the breast cancer strories in the media this week...
The Telegraph ran a piece on Saturday (21 August) claiming that watercress is the...


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Thank pink it's Friday!
25.08.10 Release
 Diary Date: October 2010
Liven up your...


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Book your place at Breast Cancer Care’s Fashion Shows now
 23.08.10 Release
Scotland Fashion Show...

A new study conducted by Yale University School of Medicine has shown that an old Chinese remedy, known as PHY906, could help spare cancer patients the unpleasant side effects of chemotherapy drugs, and boost the effectiveness of treatment.
The research, which was published this week in...


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Dorothy Perkins launches celebrity Stand Tall shoe collection for Breast Cancer Care
18.08.10 Release
Put your best foot...

Time to catch up with some of the latest breast cancer news and coverage from the last few days...We start with a piece covered in the press on Friday (13 August) and over the weekend.
This was the news that eight women in Cumbria are now receiving treatment for breast cancer, after they...

Next month Breast Cancer Care will be piloting a new telephone support group service especially aimed at younger women.
The group starts on 23 September and runs for six weeks, every Thursday, until 28 October. It...

Research published in the British Medical Journal has indicated that breast cancer mortality rates in the last 17 years have fallen by 35% in England and Wales, and by 30% in Scotland and Northern Ireland....

Two stories caught our eye this morning. The first was a warning issued after a review of NHS foundation trusts and their financial positions, which concluded that forthcoming budget cuts by the Government may affect key areas of healthcare.
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The LGBT Consortium, in partnership with the National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC), are looking for the opinions on end of life care.
The organisations hope to...

Looking at today's newspapers, there's just a couple of stories to note. The first comes from the Daily...

A study from the World Cancer Research Fund has become headline news today after claiming that women in the UK are four times as likely to develop breast cancer than women in east Africa.
The World Cancer Research Fund highlighted the difference in lifestyles as a reason for the disparity...

On Friday last week, here on the newsblog, we referred to a story that appeared in the Express newspaper regarding the National Hereditary Breast Cancer Helpline.
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Time to take a quick look at some of the headlines from the media this week - and we start with a debate from the...


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Famous faces to trek to Peru for Breast Cancer Care
03.08.10 Release
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The Daily Mail begins our latest round up of the weekend's breast cancer news. It ran a story today about the wedding of NHS surgeon, Dr Becky Smith, and her...

The Government has announced that an extra £50 million has been made available to the NHS this year to help cancer patients receive new drugs.
The 'emergency cancer fund', a name given to the news by many of today's media outlets, will allow cancer patients better access...

Each year our helpline team conducts a postal survey to find out what callers think of our helpline service. This year 232 of you replied.
The response to the survey was positive, with 100% of you saying that you'd found the information you got from the helpline useful and 99% saying...

We start today's round up with a story from the BBC News website which claims that the NHS is missing out on millions of pounds it is owed for each year.
The missing money, which is owed to the organsation under a...

A new research published in the journal Environmental Health suggested that use of household cleaning and pesticide products could increase the risk of developing breast cancer.
The research concluded that these products may contribute to breast cancer because many contain hormone...

The coalition government has set out its long-term vision for the National Health Service in a controversial new white paper, which indicates a seismic shift in the way the NHS currently operates.
The core principle of the NHS as being available to all, free at the point...

Time to take a quick look at the breast cancer news from the last few days. We start today with an exchange from the House of Commons, which took place at Prime Minister’s Questions yesterday.
David Cameron faced questions regarding the Government's recently announced NHS...

The most prominent healthcare story of the last few days is the publication of the Government's NHS white paper, 'Liberating the NHS', which was released yesterday and has been analysed by the media over the last 24 hours.
One of the biggest changes outlined by the Health...

The most prominent story today was the news that long term survival rates for people diagnosed with the most common forms of cancer have almost doubled in the last 40 years.
The news, which stems from a study by...


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Comment on the publication of the coalition government’s NHS white paper
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Comment on the publication of the coalition government’s NHS white paper
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Tuck in to a Lord's Strawberry Tea
12.07.10 Release
 
Three of the England women’s cricket team - Beth...

Avastin, a drug used to treat advanced breast cancer, has been rejected by the health watchdog for use on the NHS.
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) said that clinical trial did not prove Avastin in combination with another drug, taxane, could significantly...


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Comment on NICE's recommendation on Bevacizumab (Avastin)
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Comment on NICE's recommendation on Bevacizumab (Avastin)
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Comment on NICE's recommendation on Bevacizumab (Avastin)
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Comment on NICE's recommendation on Bevacizumab (Avastin)
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Comment on NICE's recommendation on Bevacizumab (Avastin)
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One of Britain's most loved comedians, Jennifer Saunders, was diagnosed with breast cancer nine months ago, it was revealed today.
Friends of the star told the press yesterday that she had been diagnosed with a tumour in her breast nine months ago. She is believed to have had surgery...

First up today is a story from the Independent, which reported on two early stage studies published in the scientific journal,...

Last week Chris Grayling, the Minister for State for Work and Pensions, said in a House of Commons debate that people waiting for, or inbetween courses of chemotherapy will be treated in the same way as those already receiving it.
In other words, they will be exempt from having to undergo...


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Comment on research looking at discrimination in treatment of older women with breast cancer
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Comment on research looking at discrimination in treatment of older women with breast cancer
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We are pleased to announce that HeadStrong service, which helps people facing hair loss as a result of cancer treatment, will be launched today in new location at Marie Curie Hospice in Glasgow.
Broadcaster and journalist Kaye Adams, a long-term supporter of Breast Cancer Care Scotland...

An article published in a parenting magazine which described breastfeeding as 'creepy' and breasts as 'fun bags' has prompted outrage among readers.
Kathryn Blundell, deputy editor of Mother & Baby, admitted in her article that studies show breastfeeding reduces the...

A new research has found that hereditary breast and prostate cancers may be linked. A faulty BRCA2 gene, known to play a role in breast, ovarian and prostate cancers, develops in the same way in men and women.
Scientists found that cancer-causing DNA defects in male mice genetically...

To recognise the importance of cancer rehabilitation, Swansea University launched a new course for health professionals and nurses.
The Masters course in Cancer Rehabilitation, developed in collaboration with nurses and allied health professionals, will be led by Dr Deborah Fitzsimmons...


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Boards to bicycles for breast cancer15.06.10 Release
Four extreme British sports champions will be swapping their boards for bicycles this...


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Diana Moran becomes an Ambassador for Breast Cancer Care15.06.10 Release
Diana Moran has been appointed an Ambassador for the charity...

 The latest version of our quarterly newsletter, featuring all the latest news from Breast Cancer Care, is now available to order and download.
In this issue, Summer 2010, we have articles on our new HeadStrong service in Cardiff, our Strawberry Tea fundraising campaign and cancer...

We are delighted to announce that 'the Green Goddess' herself, Diana Moran, has been appointed an Ambassador for Breast Cancer Care.
Diana is a long term supporter of our charity and has participated in many of our fundraising events over the years, including Trek Peru and the...

NICE (the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence) today issued draft guidance recommending against the use of lapatinib (also known as...


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Time for a quick round up of some articles from the last few days...
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We start with a story reported by the BBC and...

We have had a number of calls to our helpline and email service recently from women with breast cancer expressing concern and anxiety at the introduction of body security scanners at some airports.
The latest full body security scanners were introduced in response to the attempted attack...

The biggest news of the bank holiday weekend came from America, where it was announced that a clinic was preparing a prototype vaccine for breast cancer.
So far, the vaccine has only been tested on mice engineered to develop breast cancer but a human version is said to be in production....


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You’ll never know until you tri!27.05.10 Release
Television presenter Jasmine Harman (Channel 4’s A Place in the Sun – Home or Away...

More than 1,000 walkers dressed in pink took part in Breast Cancer Care’s Pink Ribbonwalk last Saturday, 22 May in Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire. We would like to thank all of you who walked 10 or 20...


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Breast Cancer Care’s comment on the government’s Queen’s Speech commitment to tackle health inequalities
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 Breast Cancer Care are delighted to announce that Denise Van Outen, Fearne Cotton and some of their celebrity mates will trek the Inca Trail in September to raise money for the charity - and we're giving you the chance to meet the stars and follow in...

One of Breast Cancer Care's biggest fundraising events, the Pink Ribbonwalk, has reached its half way stage and we'd like to say a huge thank you to everyone that's taken part so far.
Events like the...

 We've updated a selection of our factsheets and booklets today, including two factsheets on Zoladex (also known as goserelin)...

Some readers may have seen the news that Coronation Street actor Sally Whittaker was diagnosed with breast cancer around the same time as her on-screen character reported in a range of papers this Bank Holiday weekend, with...


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Follow in Denise Van Outen's footsteps on the Inca Trail
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Denise Van Outen is to trek the Inca Trail in September along with five...

A huge thank you and well done from everyone at Breast Cancer Care to all of our London Marathon runners yesterday. Over 100 of our supporters took to the streets of the capital for the gruelling 26.2 mile course and we can't thank them enough for their efforts.
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…I would make sure that every person with secondary breast cancer has access to a clinical nurse specialist."
The BBC has launched a new page in the run-up to the General Election,...


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Every person who is diagnosed with cancer in Wales could be allocated a key worker, according to plans announced yesterday by the Health Minister for Wales, Edwina Hart.
Ms Hart said plans will be drawn up over the coming year to introduce the role, which is designed to support patients...

A look at this week's breast cancer stories appearing in the press and on TV...
The most prominent story this week was the news that legendary tennis player, Martina Navratilova, has been diagnosed with breast cancer.
Martina, who won 18 major titles in a hugely successful...

Younger women's one-day forum
12 June 2010
9.45am - 5.15pm
London
For a number of years Breast Cancer Care has run successful younger women’s...


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Statement from Breast Cancer Care Comment on research from Duffy et al which claims that twice as many lives are saved by routine breast screening than are overdiagnosed...


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Statement from Breast Cancer Care Comment on research from Duffy et al which claims that twice as many lives are saved by routine breast screening than are overdiagnosed...


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Statement from Breast Cancer Care Comment on research from Duffy et al which claims that twice as many lives are saved by routine breast screening than are overdiagnosed...

Breast screening: in perspective
6pm - 8pm
Tuesday 13 April 2010
Royal College of GPs, London
Breast Cancer Care is pleased to present a new series of policy conversations that will see clinicians and patient speakers discussing a variety of issues that affect people...

We need your help. We're currently looking for volunteers, based in the North and Midlands region, to help Breast Cancer Care in a range of different ways.
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Statement from Breast Cancer Care on lifestyle advice for patients with breast cancer
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Statement from Breast Cancer Care on lifestyle advice for patients with breast cancer
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Statement from Breast Cancer Care on lifestyle advice for patients with breast cancer
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Statement from Breast Cancer Care on lifestyle advice for patients with breast cancer
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Statement from Breast Cancer Care on lifestyle advice for patients with breast cancer
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Statement from Breast Cancer Care on lifestyle advice for patients with breast cancer
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Statement from Breast Cancer Care on lifestyle advice for patients with breast cancer
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Statement from Breast Cancer Care on lifestyle advice for patients with breast cancer
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Statement from Breast Cancer Care on research from the Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham, presented to the seventh European Breast Cancer Conference on the use of...


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Statement from Breast Cancer Care on research from the University of Frankfurt presented to the European Breast Cancer Conference which suggests that pregnant women can...


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