We want every person affected by breast cancer to get the best treatment, information and support.
What we do
We combine the personal experiences of people affected by breast cancer with clinical expertise, using this in a unique way to:
provide information and offer emotional and practical support
bring people affected by breast cancer together
campaign for improvement in standards of support and care
promote the importance of early detection.
How we work
We focus our work on the unique experience of each individual affected by breast cancer
We involve people with breast cancer in all that we do
We use our understanding of the emotional and practical issues facing people affected by breast cancer alongside our clinical expertise.
Breast Cancer Care responds to MPs' rejection of House of Loards amendments to the Welfare Reform Bill
Responding to MPs’ rejection of the House of Lords’ amendments to the Welfare Reform Bill in the House of Commons today (Wednesday 1 February 2012), Liz Carroll, Director of Policy and Research at Breast Cancer Care said:
Breast Cancer Care is publishing recommendations on how to improve outcomes and experiences for older women with breast cancer in a new policy briefing, supported by Age UK.
Breast Cancer Care launches policy briefing: Improving outcomes and experiences for older women with breast cancer
Breast Cancer Care, the leading breast cancer support and information charity in the UK, has produced a new report, backed by Age UK, that makes clear recommendations to improve outcomes and experiences for older women with breast cancer, a demographic proven to have poorer relative survival rates and an increased likelihood of presenting later with symptoms and of receiving non-standard treatments.
Commenting on NICE's recommendation on bevacizumab (Avastin), Dr Emma Pennery, Clinical Director at Breast Cancer Care said.
The results of this large-scale study are very reassuring as they confirm that current NICE guidance1 , which recommends annual mammograms for women over 40 who are at an increased risk of breast cancer, is effective.