Vita blog

Melanie Daly
Make-up artist Melanie Daly shares some tips and products for recreating the look of natural eyebrows after chemotherapy.
Sarah Pickles
Fourteen months after she finished her treatment, Sarah Pickles looks back on the day she found out she had triple negative breast cancer.
Nicola Downey
Almost 20 years after she lost her mother to breast cancer, Nicola Downey found out she had inherited an altered BRCA1 gene, which increases her risk of the disease.
Vita magazine
It’s been a decade since the first issue of Vita magazine was published. We catch up with some of the people who’ve shared their stories in its pages.
Dr Kathleen Thompson
Dr Kathleen Thompson found breast cancer bewildering and frightening, despite her medical training.
Alice-May Purkiss
Alice-May Purkiss, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in July 2015 aged 26, describes the reality of having radiotherapy.
Jackie after a half marathon
Jackie Scully is running the London Marathon for Breast Cancer Care. She explains why she took up running during chemotherapy.
Tony Herbert
Tony, 68, was shocked to find out he had breast cancer, and that he had the BRCA2 gene.
Living in hope
Ann Coxon was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer in 2014. Eighteen months on, she describes her hope for the future.
Vita magazine
The spring issue of Vita – Breast Cancer Care’s quarterly magazine – is out now, packed with real life stories, healthy living articles and much