Breast Cancer Awareness

Self-Checking For Breast Cancer Symptoms 'Could Do More Harm Than Good'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Encouraging women to regularly check their breasts for signs of breast cancer could be doing more harm than good, a health expert has warned. Writi...

What It Means to Live With Incurable Secondary Breast Cancer

Ismena Clout | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ismena Clout

I'm at a very tough stage as the cancer recently spread further in my bones and liver and also took up residency in my lungs again. Add to that the fact that my body is so weak from constant chemotherapy for over a year, the need to control the cancer is more vital than ever. If this current chemotherapy doesn't work, my options become very limited.

What #nomakeupselfie Meant to Breast Cancer Campaign

Baroness Delyth Morgan | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK
Baroness Delyth Morgan

In a world where everyone is so busy and constantly on the go, it's very rare that we get to stop and think about the things that are important to us. Last week, it was refreshing to see a campaign which cut through the noise and saw people come together to take action for a very worthy cause.

#nomakeupselfies - Who Are They Really Benefitting?

Sophie Blyth-Bristow | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sophie Blyth-Bristow

Tell me I'm overreacting if you want, but I'm not a fan of any trend that makes people feel worse about their body image, no matter how much money it raises. Let's stop selling out our sisters and disregarding their thoughts and feelings, and instead start doing something productive to raise awareness.

'There Is No Stage Five'

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Most of us, had we been told at the age of 28 that we had terminal breast cancer, probably would have closed the curtains and curled up into a ball. ...

#nomakeupselfie Works No Matter the Motive

Asad Dhunna | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Tech
Asad Dhunna

Comparing the braveness of going through cancer against uploading a selfie with no make-up on misses the point of the campaign completely - the two are nowhere near on the same scale, and I highly doubt anyone is arguing that it is. This campaign isn't about getting people to truly feel what it's like to have cancer, it's about a wider group of people trying to help those who have been diagnosed.

Can Everyone Stop Bitching About #nomakeupcancerawarenessselfies Already?!

Alice Carder | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Tech
Alice Carder

Why are people angry that women who've posted have received 'natural beauty' acclamations from friends and strangers? Personally I think if women want to congratulate one another on their collective natural beauty this can only be a step in the right direction of mutual support and love

Hundreds Of Women Undergo Needless Mastectomies Due To Failure Of Breast Cancer Care

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Hundreds of women are undergoing mastectomies every year as a result of failures in managing their breast cancer, research suggests. Data presented...

Five Reasons Why You Are Wrong to Criticise #nomakeupselfie

Michelle Beckett | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Tech
Michelle Beckett

This morning, pre morning Yorkshire cuppa & in my PJs, I uploaded my bare face to Facebook. Despite my timeline being peppered with contemptuous comments that everyone who takes part is a lazy 'slacktivist', yes, I jumped on the #nomakeupselfie social media bandwagon. Why? Several reasons.

Women Who Exercise Cut Their Risk Of Breast Cancer By 12%

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Exercise just isn't about weight loss - women who are active reduce their risk of breast cancer by up to 12%, researchers have said. Compared with ...

Poorna Bell

The Make-Up Free Selfie Cancer Campaign Haters May Be Feeling Pretty Stupid... | Poorna Bell | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The make-up free selfie campaign that was designed to raise awareness about breast cancer by getting people to tweet selfies with #NoMakeUpSelfie, fac...

#yourenothelpinganyone: Are "#nomakeup" Selfie's Really Helping Raise Cancer Awareness?

Blaize Henry | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Blaize Henry

For those troubled souls who still do not engage with any social media, I will attempt to provide context on my confusing and/or unreadable title.

Why I Won't Be Posting a Make-Up Free Selfie

Emily Buchanan | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Tech
Emily Buchanan

"Here's a picture of me. Beautiful. Bare-faced. Make-up free. Like it. Share it. Validate me. Do the same and I'll validate you. Go on, take a selfie. It's for a good cause LOL!" Tell me, what is the good cause? Who exactly is this benefitting other than the person in the picture, who will undoubtedly be swathed with social endorsements of her natural beauty?

Selfies 'for Cancer': Your Face Won't Change the World

Jessica McKay | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jessica McKay

This week a new 'nomination' craze has hit Facebook: the 'no makeup selfie for cancer'. Ostensibly a good thing, right? False.

Your Makeup Free Breast Cancer Selfie Is a Big Patriarchal Problem

Ellie Slee | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Ellie Slee

A makeup free selfie doesn't raise awareness like reading Cancer Research UK's latest statistics would, and hashtagging #nakedface doesn't exactly provide a crash course in checking for lumps. I do think it's great that young women want to involve themselves in fighting cancer, but in 'stripping bare' to be 'aware', we seem to be likening going makeup free to breast cancer.

Poorna Bell

What These Women Did For Their Friend With Breast Cancer Is Just Amazing | Poorna Bell | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When a friend is diagnosed with breast cancer, it spurs her friends on with a vengeance to raise money, provide support and turn up to chemo sessions ...

Star Of Controversial 'I Wish I Had Breast Cancer' Campaign Dies From Pancreatic Cancer

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Kerry Harvey, the star of Pancreatic Cancer Action's 'I Wish I Had Breast Cancer' campaign has passed away, aged 24, from pancreatic cancer. Ali S...

Forget Neknominate, Coppafeel! Want Us To Check Our Breasts Using #CHEKNOMINATE

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

In response to Neknominate - the Facebook drinking game, where participants down concoctions of alcohol and challenge someone else (via social media) ...

I Am Glad I Did Not Have Pancreatic Cancer

Karin Sieger | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

While I was undergoing treatment a good friend was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and died within a matter of months, before I finished my treatment. I had not heard much about pancreatic cancer before, and it put my own situation in perspective: I could receive and complete treatment! I was given a life chance beyond cancer.

Facebook Censors Picture Of A Model With Mastectomy Scars Because She Has One Unaffected Breast

CEN | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

After Facebook clarified its policy on mastectomy pictures following an outrage and a petition by cancer survivor Scorchy Barrington, the social media...

How To Reduce Your Risk Of Breast Cancer

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Genetics, it is thought, plays a big role in determining who might be more susceptible to developing cancer, but not a great deal is yet known about h...

Breast Cancer Test May Save Thousands Of Women From Unnecessary Treatment

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Over-diagnosis and over-treatment has become common when dealing with breast cancer, but a breakthrough may mean that thousands of women may be saved ...

Poorna Bell

Husband Documents His Wife's Terminal Breast Cancer In Heartbreaking Photo Story | Poorna Bell | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

In an incredible photo story called The Battle We Didn't Choose, Angelo Merendino documented his wife Jennifer's journey from being diagnosed with bre...

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.