Real lives

Endurance runner Nicky Spinks
PUBLISHED ON: 5 July 2017
Endurance runner Nicky Spinks wrote herself into the record books 10 years after being diagnosed with breast cancer.
Gemma Wells
PUBLISHED ON: 19 April 2017
Gemma Wells was diagnosed with a BRCA1 altered gene. Now she supports other women in her position.
A woman using an online dating site
PUBLISHED ON: 21 September 2016
Seven women share their stories of dating after a breast cancer diagnosis.
Hedwig Hegtermans
PUBLISHED ON: 30 June 2016
For Hedwig Hegtermans, volunteering for Breast Cancer Care helped her feel normal again after treatment finished.
Kerry Allison
PUBLISHED ON: 29 June 2016
Kerry Allison hated looking at her mastectomy scar. But two years after her breast cancer diagnosis, she found an artistic way to regain her self-esteem.
Diane Crawford and Jane Cottingham
PUBLISHED ON: 19 April 2016
Diane and Jane met on Breast Cancer Care’s online Forum when they were both having treatment for breast cancer.
Dorothy Clark
PUBLISHED ON: 11 April 2016
Dorothy Clark, from Surrey, was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 79. At 85, she took to the catwalk as a fashion show model.
Kim Smith
PUBLISHED ON: 5 April 2016
Two years after she was diagnosed with breast cancer, Kim Smith reveals how her surgery affected her body image and relationship.
Liz O'Riordan
PUBLISHED ON: 27 January 2016
Consultant breast surgeon Liz O’Riordan was used to treating women with breast cancer, but her own diagnosis in 2015 came as a shock.
Deirdre and Morna
PUBLISHED ON: 18 December 2015
Deirdre Macfie and Morna Mcintosh formed a close friendship after they met on a Breast Cancer Care Moving Forward course.