Breast Cancer Awareness

Bits and Boobs

Nikki McWatters | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nikki McWatters

Boobs. Knockers. Jubblies. Funbags. Mosquito bites. Fried eggs. Wind socks. If you're a woman you'll have had a set of these at some stage of your life. Whether you're hung like Katie Price or as flat as a waifish super-model, you'll have fretted over whether they were too big, too small, too saggy, too pert, nipples too dark, too light, too saucerish, too small.

Too Busy Living: Taking on the World Now Treatment Has Finished

Ismena Clout | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ismena Clout

Recently I've had whole brain radiotherapy, which wasn't too bad and so far has really worked! Lots of the numb parts of my face have feeling again and the headaches have gone. So even though my fluffy hair has fallen out again I'm happy I had it. Now the boring 'sick person' bit is over with, I'll tell you all about my adventures!

Spreading the Word to Stop Women Dying From Breast Cancer

Baroness Delyth Morgan | Posted 13.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Baroness Delyth Morgan

For me, breast cancer is both personal and professional. My sister, Adrienne, has breast cancer. Adrienne's cancer has spread to her bones, known as secondary breast cancer, for which there is currently no cure.

This Simple Test Will Help To Predict Breast Cancer

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Breast cancer is currently the most common cancer in the UK with about about 48,000 women being diagnosed each year, according to the NHS. Until no...

How It Feels When Secondary Breast Cancer Treatment Ends: So This Is It

Ismena Clout | Posted 15.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ismena Clout

So it's happened then. The moment I have spent the last three and a half years running away from has happened. The moment when the doctor says the chemotherapy isn't working anymore and there are no more options left. The moment when you are signed off to let nature take its course.

How Is The Number Of Moles On Your Body Linked To Breast Cancer?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A recent study has discovered a link between women who have a lot of moles and an increased risk of breast cancer. Generally cutaneous nevi, commo...

Going the Extra Mile for Breast Cancer Research

Baroness Delyth Morgan | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Baroness Delyth Morgan

We've made great progress in overcoming breast cancer in the last 20 years, but there is still much more to do as it is still the most common form of cancer. With Walk the Walk's generosity we can continue to fund vital projects to ensure that more lives are saved from breast cancer in the future.

Living with Secondary Breast Cancer: Quality of Life

Ismena Clout | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ismena Clout

My life has changed forever now. My life is being in bed or on the sofa. It's having friends visit for a few hours a day to keep me company. It's having relatives stay to give me a break from having to look after myself. Sure, life doesn't look like what it used to, but it's still a life.

These Women Have All Had Mastectomies. But That Won't Stop Them Looking Fierce In A Bikini

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 23.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Next time you put on your bikini, think twice before fretting over your wobbly bits. Because, as this group of brave and beautiful breast cancer survi...

75% Of Women Who Have A Double Mastectomy Like Angelina Jolie, May Not Need To

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Nearly three-quarters of women who have both breasts removed after a cancer diagnosis may be wrong to take the drastic step, a study has suggested. ...

Recognising the Value of Volunteers to Breast Cancer Campaign

Baroness Delyth Morgan | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Baroness Delyth Morgan

This wonderful occasion gives us the opportunity to thank just a few of our many supporters for their outstanding achievements and dedicated support over the past year, and is, without doubt, one of my favourite events in the Breast Cancer Campaign calendar.

Living With Secondary Breast Cancer: What It Is Like to Retire at 39

Ismena Clout | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ismena Clout

My cancer journey has been going on for 10 years now. When it started I was just getting into the frame of mind of having serious relationships; getting married and having children. As things have turned out, I've had to sit on the sidelines watching my friends do it instead. After I was diagnosed I knew I would never have children.

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 01.06.2014 | 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 28.05.2014 | 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 27.05.2014 | 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 22.05.2014 | 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 21.05.2014 | 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 21.05.2014 | 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 19.05.2014 | 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 19.05.2014 | 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?