Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Please Can You Do Me a Favour? Can You Touch Yourself?

Monica Millares | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Monica Millares

According to Breast Cancer UK 331,000 people a year were diagnosed with cancer in 2011 in the UK only, that's around 910 people every day, or 38 people every hour. It's so common now that unfortunately 30% of us will experience cancer at some point in our life.

How Henna Is Helping To Raise Awareness For Breast Cancer

Barcroft | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

For many people, hair loss due to cancer treatment can be traumatic. But one artist has found a way to help cancer patients feel beautiful. World ...

Learning to Feel Beautiful and Body Confident After Breast Cancer

Heather Shekede | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Heather Shekede

My son found a lump in my breast when he was just three years old. He kept coming to me and putting his head on my right breast and stroking it. I kept thinking, 'What are you doing?' I had a look at my breast, thinking maybe it was something pre-menstrual. I was fit and healthy with no history of breast cancer. I was floored when I was given a breast cancer diagnosis.

Why Are So Many Secondary Breast Cancer Patients Needlessly Suffering From Pain?

Danni Manzi | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Danni Manzi

Breast Cancer Care recently surveyed women and men affected by secondary breast cancer, which cannot be cured. We wanted to establish if they were in pain because of the side effects of their cancer and treatment. Shockingly, we found that 90% of them were, many of them on a near daily basis.

Boobs and Cancer = Thank You for Your Honesty Michaela Strachan

Rae Mullins | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rae Mullins

I was lucky enough to spend an hour or so this morning with one of my childhood, Saturday-morning, television-presenter heroes, Michaela Strachan. Sitting in the green room before we both went on air at London Live, I had a chat with Michaela about her recent experiences with boobs, cancer and all that jazz.

I am Not a Label, But a Person Who Happens to Have Cancer

Karin Sieger | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

We all may resort to labelling something or somebody, when we do not know much about it, when it is a taboo, when it feels complex and difficult. Labelling can make a situation more manageable and in that way, it can help - a bit.

This 'Bra Cam' Shows How Often People Really Ogle Your Boobs

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Men, women, babies and even dogs are prone to ogling women's breasts - at least that's what the above video suggests. To mark Breast Cancer Awaren...

Abbey Shows Support For Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Entertainment

Abbey Clancy has posed in her smalls once again, though this time, it’s all for a good cause as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The model ...

Over 700,000 Women Are Living With This Hidden Breast Cancer Risk

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Over 700,000 women in the UK could be living with a hidden breast cancer risk according to research from Breast Cancer Campaign. The charity said t...

Wear It Pink 2014: Look Good and Do Good for Breast Cancer Campaign

Baroness Delyth Morgan | Posted 28.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Baroness Delyth Morgan

In just over a week's time, pink will be (hopefully) completely unavoidable. The dawn of October brings with it the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness Month - a month dedicated to increasing awareness of breast cancer, raising funds for research into the disease, and ensuring that issues affecting breast cancer patients remain high on the political agenda.

'Angelina Effect' Has Had Long Term Impact On UK Women

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 25.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

After Angelina Jolie announced she’d had a preventative double mastectomy to reduce her risk of breast cancer, NHS referrals for genetic counselling...

8 Tips For Choosing The Best Bra After A Mastectomy

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Underwear shopping is, let's face it, every woman's nightmare. Firstly, you have to find something that actually looks nice. Then there's the matter o...

Fun Fundraising Ideas To Host Your Own Pink Party From Breast Cancer Campaign

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

This October, it's time to bin the beige and #wearitpink to help raise money for Breast Cancer Campaign. Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness M...

10 Celebrities Who Have Courageously Battled Breast Cancer

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 25.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The growing number of inspiring celebrities who have survived breast cancer and gone on to speak about their experiences, play a vital role in raising...

Breast Cancer Myths You Should Stop Believing Right Now

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

With Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2014 just around the corner, Britain is gearing up for its annual explosion of pink-themed products, parties, activ...

The Human Breast Really Is Best: The 21st Century Approach to Breast Cancer Research

Victoria Martindale | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Martindale

While it is thought that less than 5 percent of breast cancer cases are related to a woman's genes and many cancers are largely preventable -- approximately 42 percent of new breast cancer cases in the UK and 38 percent in the US could be prevented.

"Do Do Do"... Doing the Conga to Raise Awareness for Breast Cancer Care

Judy Blunt | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Judy Blunt

Over the years I have taken part in some interesting things for Breast Cancer Care. I have shaken buckets in shopping centres, collected enormous cheques, talked to women about their breast cancer experiences and helped out at courses.

Poorna Bell

Breast Cancer: What On Earth Is #Mamming?

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 23.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Unlike the three desperados men who attempted to raise money for breast cancer by 'motorboating' for charity (that's rubbing your face in between a wo...

Poorna Bell

Breast Cancer Blogger Gives Beauty Tips On Coping With The Disease And Regaining Control

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Blogger Laura Cannon is changing the face of breast cancer - by recommending a good moisturiser, hair tips and ways to spruce up your nails. If th...

I Made the Same Decision as Angelina Jolie

Ann Nicholson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ann Nicholson

Nearly all my womanly parts had been taken away. I found it extremely hard getting used to my new body and image, especially when shopping for clothes. Stringy tops, deep v-necklines were a no-no as I felt so self-conscious about the way I looked.

Sweetpins Appeals Australians to Kick Cancer: Will National Stockings Day Catch Hold of the Breast Cancer Awareness?

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Preetam Kaushik

Till the sultry Angelina Jolie looked at the world in its eye and revealed she had just undergone double mastectomy to reduce her chances with developing cancer, discussions about the killer disease were more done in apologetic tones.

Real Cancer Awareness and Why We Are More Than Pink

Laura Price | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Price

There is nothing wrong with pink, and I am 100% supportive of breast cancer awareness, being a survivor myself. But there is a growing sense in the cancer world that so-called Pinkification and Pinkwashing are trivialising the disease.

Poorna Bell

What Goes Into Making A Bra For A Woman Who Has Had A Mastectomy?

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 16.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Breast Cancer Awareness month does a lot to help highlight the importance of getting yourself checked out, and talking about the stories or real-life ...

Secondary Breast Cancer Awareness Day

Mouli Rylatt | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mouli Rylatt

Mostly I feel desperately sad about leaving my husband who I love to bits. He is such a wonderful man, yet he will be widowed so young. I feel terribly guilty for the pain that my cancer inflicts on people that love me.

Tour De Law for Breast Cancer Care

Charlotte Young | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Charlotte Young

Every year 55,000 women and men are diagnosed with breast cancer in the UK. They may be frightened, confused, lonely and desperately in need of a sympathetic ear as well as full of questions about what's going to happen next, so the work Breast Cancer Care does is really important.