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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...

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...

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...

It may not feel like it, but spring has officially sprung, and with it comes the latest edition of Vita magazine, full of real-life stories, features and expert information.

Let’s get physical

When the weather finally warms up,...

The winter issue of Vita is out now.

Our latest cover star is Andrea Hull, who modelled at Breast Cancer Care's London fashion show last year. Andrea was diagnosed with inflammatory breast...

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 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...

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

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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...

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...

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

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...

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...

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...

Welcome to the online home of Vita. As well as the twice yearly magazine, which you can subscribe to free of charge, you’ll also find a whole host of stories written by and for people affected by breast cancer right here...

If you're going on a summer holiday, here's a few things to think about..

  1. Chemotherapy can make your skin more sensitive and this can very occasionally last for several years after treatment. Radiotherapy can make the skin of the area that was treated sensitive,...

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

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