Around 5,000 people will be diagnosed with breast cancer this October

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More people than ever are surviving, but the reality is that someone is diagnosed every 10 minutes in the UK. This life-threatening disease will abruptly become part of their story and that of their friends and families. That’s why there has never been a greater need for our life changing support today and tomorrow.

Give support today

Help us reach more people with our face-to face services, information and support by buying a 25th anniversary limited edition pink ribbon pin today.


How you can support this Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Hold a Big Pink

Get together with your friends and hold a Big Pink this October

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Spread awareness

Read and share personal stories about breast cancer

Share your support

Secondary Breast Cancer Awareness Day

Pledge your support for people with incurable breast cancer on 13 October

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I didn't think black women could get breast cancer
There were misconceptions in my community, and so little support for black women around breast cancer. I didn't know the signs and symptoms, so when I got a pain in my left breast I wasn't worried. When I eventually went for tests and they came back as cancer, I was in shock.


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It’s not just a lump – there are other signs and symptoms of breast cancer to look out for too. Get to know what’s normal for you, so you can spot any unusual changes quickly. These are a few of the other signs and symptoms.

Know the signs and symptoms of breast cancer

Lump in the breast: signs of breast cancer

A lump in your breast

Pain in breast: signs of breast cancer

Pain in your breast or armpit

Discharge from nipple: signs of breast cancer

Discharge from the nipple

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Get support

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Call our Helpline

Our free helpline is here for you: 0808 800 6000

Breast Cancer Care App download

Download BECCA

Our free app that helps you move forward after breast cancer

Email the Breast Cancer Care nurses

Email our nurses

Our nurses can help with any question or concern

The Breast Cancer Care Forum

Join our forum

Speak to others who have had a breast cancer diagnosis

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