Who we are
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
During 2010 we consulted with a range of people – including our users, breast care nurses, our volunteers, staff and trustees – to draw up plans for how we should work in the coming decade.
As a result, we are concentrating our efforts in seven key areas of impact. We believe this will help us make a life-changing difference to even more people affected by breast cancer.
Find out more by downloading our report:
Almost a fifth of women with breast cancer wait more than a month before seeing their GP about a breast symptom
Nearly a fifth (17%) of women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer after spotting a potential symptom wait over a month before seeing their GP, equating to an estimated 6,000 women every year in the UK, according to calculations based on new YouGov figures released today from Breast Cancer Care.
Diana Jupp: "It is unacceptable that, in 2015, a breast cancer patient does not get the best care and treatment simply because of how old they are".
Rachel Rawson: 'Knowing more about this type of breast cancer is essential and it could one day allow oncologists to tailor treatment to individuals. This could mean a better chance of survival for these patients'.
Davinia Green: "It is worrying to hear that some women won’t carry on checking their breasts after a false alarm of breast cancer."
Breast Cancer Care responds to University of Edinburgh research showing some patients can skip radiotherapy
Dr Emma Pennery CBE: '...this research will be hugely welcomed by many patients.'