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Nicky looking at the camera
Nicky, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013, couldn’t believe the diagnosis when it happened. She found our support services kept her informed and stopped her feeling isolated.
Rachael Griffin
Rachael Griffin was devastated when she heard her breast cancer treatment might take her fertility. Three years later, her attempt to get funding for fertility treatment has been a struggle she didn’t expect.
Breast Cancer Care volunteer and media spokeswoman, Nicole, recently took part in Breast Cancer Care and The Football Association’s new breast awareness video, #PassItOn. The video encourages women to check their breasts regularly and to know what feels normal.
Rosemary Albone tells us why blogging through breast cancer feels therapeutic and helps keep her connected with family and friends.
Cancer language
I never thought one of the most valuable items in the fight against breast cancer would be a dictionary.
Nobody warned me when I started out on active treatment for breast cancer that I may come out the other side with a slight aversion to the smell of energy drinks.
The new normal
I’ve just reread my first blog post for Vita, written just over a year ago. In it I foolishly said that not all my posts would be a total whinge-fest.
Look Good Feel Better
We asked the team at Look Good Feel Better for their make-up tips for women with breast cancer.
A few months ago I wrote about the feelings of isolation and marginalisation that can afflict people with metastatic (secondary or stage 4) breast cancer.
Although breast cancer is not common in young women, getting a breast cancer diagnosis at a young age can be very isolating.