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In the News: this week’s headlines

HelenC_BCC
Friday, 22 June, 2012 - 15:37

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 Huffington Post was among the sites to publish a full gallery.

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The BBC explains that the final report into PIP implants revealed that they are not toxic, and that there is no link between PIP implants and cancer. The NHS medical director, Prof Sir Bruce Keogh, acknowledged that the scare over their safety had caused women with the implants to experience an ‘incredibly worrying time’. The NHS performed PIP implant operations on some breast cancer patients.

The Daily Mail looks at body image after a mastectomy, reporting that Joanne Jackson had photographs of her chest scar removed from Facebook after a complaint from another user. The article advises anyone affected by breast cancer to contact our helpline on 0808 800 6000 for more information.

The Daily Record looks at the inspiring story of Annie Holland, who believed she couldn’t have children after breast cancer treatment. We don’t want to spoil the story, but when she started feeling ill, she took a pregnancy test...
Annie will be a model at our fashion show in Glasgow.

When a celebrity receives a diagnosis, the dark cloud of this difficult news can have an unexpected silver lining as this article in the Independent explains. It can be hard for people in the public eye to talk openly about something so private, but the effect can be profound, raising awareness, encouraging people to campaign for research or donate to services.

Actor Stephen Mangan shares his story with the Observer. He speaks about how both of his parents died from cancer, how this pushed him to pursue his love of acting rather than his degree in law and how he is supporting Bupa’s publications for children, ‘I know someone with cancer’, which explain cancer terminology in children’s terms. Breast Cancer Care has similar publications available for adults.

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