Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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

Elizabeth Hurley | Posted 30.10.2015 | 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. The reality is, that while we shine a light on efforts every October, this disease affects women and their loved ones each month of the year and we all have a responsibility to continue to support the cause long after those 31 days come to a close.

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 15.10.2015 | 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 14.10.2015 | 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 12.10.2015 | 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.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month - Talking About Cancer

Alice-May Purkiss | Posted 09.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alice-May Purkiss

I read a suggestion that having cancer was a bit like seeing someone you'd rather avoid at a party. As far as you're concerned, you just want them gone. They're there, and there's nothing really you can do about it, so you just have to co-exist together until the end of the party. Then, when the party's over you'll go your separate ways.

It's Time Roche Stopped Putting an Unaffordable Price on Women's Lives

Baroness Delyth Morgan | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK
Baroness Delyth Morgan

We're not asking Roche to give Kadcyla away for free; we are simply asking them to offer the NHS a price that is affordable until a long-term solution can be found, and give clinicians the tools they need to help secondary breast cancer patients.

I'm a Previvor...

Aimi Munro | Posted 06.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Aimi Munro

If I sound like I'm bitter about it, I am. I'm angry, sad, frustrated and I'm pissed off that I have to make these decisions. I'm pissed off that I can't wear nice lingerie because my new boobs don't fit into any bras. I'm pissed off because I don't have nipples and I'm currently having tattoos done every month, which hurts. I'm pissed off because I have scars that won't go away.

Helping People Understand Life During and After Breast Cancer

Benjamin Brooks-Dutton | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Benjamin Brooks-Dutton

Understanding the pressures from society to get 'back to normal' after the death of my wife, it's evident that many women find it very difficult to do just that after breast cancer. The mental and/or physical scars remain, even though the world around sees a person who has 'beaten it'.

Cancer, Your Partner and You...

Jayne Molyneux | Posted 24.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jayne Molyneux

Cancer can be as overwhelming for loved ones as it is for the patient and can sometimes change relationships in unexpected ways, including the effect it can have on marriages and intimate relationships.

Attention Men: Sharing This With a Woman You Care About Could Save Their Life

Priyam Sharma | Posted 23.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Priyam Sharma

Just as each year we proudly wear Poppy pins to commemorate the individuals who fought in battles for this great nation, so too must we remember those who have lost, are fighting and are yet to fight the greatest battle of their lives against breast cancer

Wishing You All a Very Happy Wear It Pink Day

Baroness Delyth Morgan | Posted 24.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Baroness Delyth Morgan

Today is the day that hundreds of thousands of supporters, scientists and people affected by breast cancer across the UK embark on a common and colourful mission, striving passionately to beat this dreadful disease through funding ground-breaking research.

Why Half Of Brits Enjoy Raising Money For Charity

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Over half of Brits (52%) take the time to fundraise for charity, a new survey by Breast Cancer Campaign has revealed. And it’s not just others w...

Is Your Lifestyle Affecting Your Breast Cancer Risk?

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

With a few lifestyle adjustments, all women could reduce their breast cancer risk by about 30%, a report has found. Although great advances have be...

Standing Up for Women Living With Secondary Breast Cancer

Baroness Delyth Morgan | Posted 22.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Baroness Delyth Morgan

Unfortunately, the heart-breaking reality is that when breast cancer spreads to another part of the body it (currently) cannot be cured. This painful fact is one seemingly unbeknown to most. Recent statistics released by Breast Cancer Campaign showed that less than a quarter of Britons are aware that when breast cancer spreads it becomes incurable.

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

Monica Millares | Posted 18.12.2014 | 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 16.12.2014 | 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 12.12.2014 | 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 Duke | Posted 06.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rae Duke

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 06.12.2014 | 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...