Breast Cancer Awareness Month

I've Lost My Mum, Dad And Sister To Cancer, But I'll Keep Fighting It

Jo Walker | Posted 21.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Walker

My mum Rita was just 49 when she died from ovarian cancer. John, my dad, was 69. He had pancreatic cancer, while my sister, Gina, was 55 when she died, and Aunt Lilian, who died last year, also had pancreatic cancer. My other sister, Lesley is a breast cancer survivor.

Why We Need Theresa May To Understand Secondary Breast Cancer

Tamsin Sargeant | Posted 23.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tamsin Sargeant

Given the widespread ignorance about secondary breast cancer, it's perhaps unsurprising that Mrs May doesn't know that 'secondary breast cancer' doesn't mean getting breast cancer twice. Nor is it referring to a less serious breast cancer.

Baldly Beautiful

Andrea Pellegrini | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Andrea Pellegrini

After finding out the devastating news, I then underwent chemotherapy. I decided to shave my head just before my second chemo session, as my hair started to fall out. I didn't want to go through the whole process of waking up every morning and finding hair on the pillow.

Dating After Breast Cancer: How Do I Tell Him?

Lee Thrash | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lee Thrash

The dating scene can be daunting for any single woman, but for a single woman dealing with breast cancer, it can be downright intimidating. Is the first date too soon to bring up the subject of breast cancer? What exactly should you say?

Why More Women Should Be Offered Immediate Breast Reconstruction Following A Mastectomy

Dan Marsh | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dan Marsh

While there may sometimes be good oncological reasons for delaying reconstruction such as certain tumour types - the majority of women are suitable candidates for post-treatment reconstruction without delay. So why aren't they being offered this option as standard?

The Psychology Of Cancer - The Emotional Spectrum Of Remission

Dr Mark Winwood | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Mark Winwood

Thanks to advances in medical care, the rate of survival in the UK has doubled over the last 40 years and around half of cancer patients survive for ten or more years. It is therefore important to appreciate that cancer can have lasting psychological effects extending beyond treatment and into remission.

Life, Interrupted. Getting Back To Blogging After My Latest Cancer Shock

Emma Campbell | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Campbell

And then everything fell apart. For the second time. The second time. Secondary. I can barely say the word let alone write it. The shock was immense. I was blindsided. How could it be back so silently and without warning?

Finding Love In The Face Of Cancer

Lara Honnor | Posted 14.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lara Honnor

Having a life threatening illness feels like being on the next level. You're not on earth because you're closer to death, but you're not quite in heaven either because you're still alive. You're on this strange limbo level. Mikey feels the same. Being told from the age of four that you could die at any moment and you might not make it past childhood is a lot to deal with.

I Have Stage IV Breast Cancer But Breast Cancer Awareness Month Doesn't Represent Me

Heather Lawrence | Posted 13.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Heather Lawrence

Today, I am very lucky to be able to say that my cancer registers on my life via two little pills taken daily, and six monthly CT staging scans to check my metastatic disease is still behaving. So I'm not being hard-hearted and selfish when I say that Breast Cancer Awareness Month means less to me now.

I Don't Know How Much Time I Have Left With My Daughter

Vicki Meagher | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Vicki Meagher

Telling my husband and parents about my secondary breast cancer diagnosis was the hardest thing I have ever done. I felt I was breaking their hearts for the second time, and this time there wasn't that hope that it could go away.

Why I Created Hummingbird Lingerie, For Women Post-Surgery

Ellen Goldie | Posted 09.10.2016 | UK Style
Ellen Goldie

Promoting body positivity is always a huge focus point for me. So championing the face of Hummingbird are not models, but real and relatable women that have fought their very own battle against breast cancer at least once in their life.

What Cancer Taught Me

Catherine Turner | Posted 07.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Catherine Turner

The summer of 2015 still seems a blur: I was on the emotional roller coaster that is cancer treatment. That May, aged 51, I had been called for a routine mammogram which showed signs of abnormal cellular activity - twinkling fragments of glitter on the computer screen staring back at me in the Consulting Room. I was dumbstruck and in shock...

Breast Cancer - Can We Dodge The Bullet?

Kathleen Thompson | Posted 05.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kathleen Thompson

I'm a doctor, and I've had breast cancer. I learned a lot, about how I'd do things differently, and I want to share. So how can you reduce your breast cancer risk, or at least spot it early, if you do get it? Let's look at some facts.

Getting Through Breast Cancer From A Doctor Who Knows - Getting the Best Operation

Kathleen Thompson | Posted 04.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kathleen Thompson

I am a doctor and have had breast cancer. Mind you, this hardly makes me unique. There are over 53,000 women and 340 men diagnosed every year in the UK and we all have to negotiate the hospital system.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: 13 Tweets Sum Up Everything Wrong With The Pink Ribbon

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 05.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

In honour of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a group of women are fighting back against the ubiquitous October pink ribbon. Not because they don’t be...

Celebrity Cleavages, Strictly Come Dancing And Pinktober - The Perfect Storm: To Reconstruct Or Not To Reconstruct After Breast Cancer?

Penny Rutterford | Posted 04.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Penny Rutterford

October is here. In previous years the only thing guaranteed to bring tears to my eyes would be the cost of getting my boiler fixed as I fired up my central heating. Now, since my breast cancer, there are two new things that annually make me weep: Strictly Come Dancing and Pinktober (Breast Cancer Awareness Month).

10 Famous Women Get Real About Having Breast Cancer

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Finding out you have breast cancer can spark a rollercoaster of emotions, from fear after diagnosis, determination during treatment and elation after ...

How Breast Cancer Made Me Stronger

Jo Bayles | Posted 30.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Bayles

Last year, aged 41 and the mother to two beautiful young boys, I was told the words that, at the time, brought my world crashing down: 'you've got breast cancer'. Now 19 months on, I can't believe how much my life has changed, but not necessarily in the way I thought it would when I was given the diagnosis.

If I Die: A Letter To My Children

Laura Pearson | Posted 29.09.2016 | UK Parents
Laura Pearson

Because you are too young to understand any of this, and you don't deserve it. It isn't fair that I love you so fiercely every day and yet there's a chance that you'll lose me and never remember me at all

Let's Take Action Against Breast Cancer 365 Days a Year

Elizabeth Hurley | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
Elizabeth Hurley

During the past 20 years, I've had the pleasure of traveling the world to spread messages about breast health, education and the importance of medical research to find a cure, and I've felt such a strong, universal desire and need to make a difference in this fight that truly spans countries, languages and experiences. .

You Can Now Get A Facial For Your Breasts

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 29.10.2015 | UK Style

A top London spa is providing a beauty treatment that can be a relaxing aid for breast cancer and mastectomy patients in their recovery. The 'Bust ...

Skincare, Makeup And Nail Advice During Chemotherapy

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK Style

Finding out you have cancer is a daunting experience, and the last thing anyone needs is the added stress of feeling insecure about what they look lik...

TITS - It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Claira Hermet | Posted 15.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Claira Hermet

This month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Let it be more than that. Let it be a celebration of the beautiful women we have lost, the amazing ones who are fighting, the ones who like me are taking actions to prevent breast cancer and of course a celebration of all those who stand by us and with us.

Fight Like a Girl: A Year Living With Breast Cancer

Helen Bliss | Posted 14.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Bliss

Those of you who are parents will appreciate the fear of leaving behind a child; you learn not to fear death, or the suffering associated with the very treatment that is supposed to save your life. To the contrary, you discover a primal instinct to protect your family at any cost.

Breast Cancer Isn't Just a Lump - and the Side Effects Last Longer Than You'd Think

Helen Elliott | Posted 09.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Elliott

Throughout Breast Cancer Awareness Month you will see lots of articles awash with pink and telling us all to check for lumps. But when you are diagnosed with breast cancer, it is a complete shock, you know very little about what to expect and how your life will be affected.