Against Breast Cancer: In the UK, around 130 women per day are diagnosed with breast cancer. Thanks to research, survival rates are improving although sadly the disease still claims the lives of around 12,000 women and 70 men a year. Against Breast Cancer is dedicated to research to improve detection and increase survival after diagnosis. We’re working hard for a future free of breast cancer and we couldn’t do it without your help.~
By supporting Against Breast Cancer’s research you are playing a vital part in the funding of ground breaking research to improve detection and increase survival after breast cancer diagnosis. Our expert scientists use one of the largest collections of breast cancer patient tissue samples in the UK to look for vital information that could identify thespread of the disease.
More women are surviving breast cancer every year. Against Breast Cancer’s research looks at the whole woman through three interlinked areas of research - biochemistry, immunology, and diet and lifestyle. The charity’s research is studying new ways that could help doctors identify and treat secondary breast cancer faster and more effectively and our ultimate aim is to find a vaccine. Our national Diet & Lifestyle study is one of the largest in the world looking at the effects of diet, lifestyle and complementary treatments on breast cancer and long-term survival. Your support is vital for Against Breast Cancer to continue its innovative research to develop ways to improve detection and survival after diagnosis so women and men can look forward to a future free of breast cancer.
Breast Cancer Care: There are more than half a million people living in the UK today who have experienced a diagnosis of breast cancer and every year another 50,000 people – including around 300 men - hear the devastating news that they have the disease. The confusion and fear this causes will be felt not just by the person diagnosed, but by their family and friends too.~
Breast Cancer Care is just a phone call or mouse-click away for anyone living with breast cancer. Our free Helpline, information-packed website and online discussion forums offer a friendly ear and expert guidance to anyone dealing with the turmoil of this life-threatening illness. Across the UK, we also offer skilled emotional and practical support through a range of confidential, face-to-face services, helping people every step of the way.
Our unique strength lies in the way we combine our understanding of people's experience of breast cancer with the clinical expertise of our team of specialist nurses. We care because we’ve been there, and we know how to help.
All of our services are free thanks to the generous support of people like you
To find out more or get involved, visit www.breastcancercare.org.uk or call 0808 800 6000
Hereditary Breast Cancer Helpline: Around 1 in every 200 women carries a gene which will confer around an 80-85% risk of developing breast cancer. Around 3% of the female population is at some familial increased risk. The Hereditary Breast Cancer Helpline is available 24 hours for anyone with any concerns whatsoever over their family history of breast cancer. ~It aims to ensure appropriate referrals are accessed and constant 24 hour ‘peer support’ provided for all throughout their journey.