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Partners, family and friends

Being the partner, friend or relative of someone with breast cancer can be very difficult.

Many people refer to the experience as a ‘rollercoaster ride’. The high and low feelings you may go through, including shock, acceptance, fear, relief, anxiety and relief can have a huge impact, both physically and emotionally.

This section of our website is for husbands, wives, partners, friends and relatives of people who've been diagnosed with breast cancer. It aims to give you a better understanding of your own situation and offers tips to help you look after yourself and your partner, friend or relative both now and in the future.