The only UK wide charity providing care, information and support to people affected by breast cancer. The charity was set up in 1973 (originally called Mastectomy Association) with the purpose to provide information, education and empowerment to those effected by breast cancer.
Breast Cancer Care now offers a number of services.
The charity provides excellent online information on the types of breast cancer and treatments available. It also has a dedicated section for younger woman with breast cancer as well as support and practical advice for family and relatives.
There is also a free quarterly magazine called Vita for anyone effected by breast cancer. To receive a copy in the post click here or to read the current or past issues online click here
Support and advice
The charity holds a number of free talks, courses and monthly meet-ups for anyone who has concerns and would like more information about breast cancer. Hear directly from a number of experts and from others who may have the same concerns or worries as yourself, partner, friend or relative.Find one in your local area
Email advice and support is also available. Sending an email allows for time to think and ask everything that might be of concern. It also allows for written clarification which can be referred to at a later date if needed. Email advice and support comes via the Breast Cancer Care nurses.
But sometimes we might need to talk to someone direct. There is free (from UK landlines and mobiles) helpline available to give support and advice from Monday to Saturday. Helpline
Live chat sessions a great way to be able to talk freely to others who are in a similar situation. There are specific sessions for those diagnosed with primary breast cancer and similarly for those diagnosed with secondary breast cancer. Topics covered are varied from relationships to breast reconstruction.
Someone like me puts you in touch with a trained volunteers who understands and has experience of the effects of breast cancer. Providing invaluable help and support when you most need it, talking to a non-member of your family or close friend allows you to relay some of your concerns may allow you to express your fears or concerns more freely. For more information
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