Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2020

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Every October, people all over the world show their support for people affected by breast cancer. Our work’s always important, but October is when we get to really shout about it.

For months, the coronavirus put many areas of breast cancer on pause. Now more than ever, we need people, communities and businesses across the UK to help us press play on breast cancer research and care.

For signs, symptoms and more…

Please be aware that while we will do our very best to come back to you as soon as possible our response times may be a little slower than normal. Our phone lines are open 9am-5pm Monday to Thursday and 9am-4pm on Fridays.

All of us at Breast Cancer Now remain so grateful for your support, and for your on-going patience and understanding at this time.

Call us

Main switch board: (+44) 0345 092 0800

Email us: info@breastcancernow.org

Our mission is to prevent breast cancer through education, scientific research, collaboration and policy change.    

54,000 women a year in the UK are diagnosed with breast cancer and a quarter of these cases are preventable through lifestyle changes. That means over 13,000 cases of breast cancer could be prevented, saving millions of lives, avoiding unnecessary suffering and reducing the cost to NHS by approximately £1.5 billion a year. 

It is raising awareness of these preventable factors which drives us. We believe our work can have significant impact in helping women reduce their risk of developing breast cancer.

The choices you make in your life can influence your level of breast cancer risk.

Everyone is born with a degree of susceptibility to breast cancer. Women are more susceptible than men.  But the choices you make in your daily life can influence your level of risk. From the things you eat to the chemicals you expose yourself to, all of these can help determine whether you’re at higher or lower risk of the disease. The good news is you have a certain amount of control over these factors. Make yourself aware of ways in which you are at increased risk and try to modify your lifestyle and behaviour accordingly. Our guides below explain how.

There  are 4 areas:

  • Diet and Weight
  • Chemicals and Environment 
  • Exercise and Activity
  • Lifestyle

Click here to find the full information.

General enquiries

Please fill in the form at the bottom of this page or contact us on info@breastcanceruk.org.uk

Telephone

General queries 08456801322

Note:  (This is not an advice line. For medical advice or support please contact Breast Cancer Care on 0808 800 6000.)

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The emotional impact of a diagnosis can be far reaching and changes your life and the lives of the people around you. Through the experiences of some of the people that we have helped, our new film shows just how devastating that impact can be for family members.

As well as offering free support services to anyone affected by breast cancer, we also offer four hours’ of free counselling to family members and close friends of people that have been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Contact us

If you have been affected by breast cancer and would like to access our support, please contact us on 0300 012 0112 or support@breastcancerhaven.org.uk

Local Support:

Due to COVID 19 this may be offered by phone or virtually.

Life doesn’t stop just because you’ve been diagnosed with cancer. Seeing friends, supporting family, and finding a way to pay the bills are still important, even if you’re living with a terminal diagnosis. You may have cancer, but you are still you, with a life to lead, friends to see, family who need you and people to love. Because life with cancer is still life, and we will help you live it.

 

Let’s Talk Hope

Practical help and support groups

Let’s talk Hope provides support to people who have had cancer or survived cancer, as well as their families and friends in a relaxed and friendly environment, support will be delivered by our purposely trained team. Our group meets on the last Saturday of each month between 10.30 – 12.30pm at Greets Green Access Centre, Tildasley Sreett, West Bromwich B70 9SJ. We also have a Facebook page, Let’s Talk Hope in Sandwell

Group supports everybody.

We offer:

  • Befriending
  • Cancer information materials
  • Cancer information materials in other languages
  • Counselling
  • Information
  • Internet use available
  • Support from Health Professionals
  • Written resources in other languages

Catchment area:

All of Sandwell

Ideal for all Cancer Support Group

Practical help and support groups

Our group meets on the last Thursday of each month Between1:30-3:00pm at the Independent Living Centre, 100 Oldbury Road, Smethwick, B66 1JE. The support group is about meeting people, share experiences on topics you wish to talk about, treatment, families, work, benefits, transport, and relationships. We also invite Health Professionals to the group for talks and information sharing depending on the Support Groups request.

Ideal for all Cancer Support Group supports everyone affected by all cancers.

We offer:

  • Befriending
  • Information
  • Internet use available
  • Provision for learning difficulties
  • Support from Health Professionals

The Sister’s Circle

Practical help and support groups

The group meets every 2 weeks at the Bangladeshi Women’s Association centre, Wellington Road, Tipton, DY4 8RS on Friday morning from 10.00 – 12.30. The Sisters Circle is made up of 10-15 ladies who meet and socialise to discuss and share their experiences around anxiety and depression and related health issues such as women’s health and cancer. We also have occasional speakers on different health-related issues.

Groups supports: Everyone

We offer:

  • Befriending
  • Cancer information materials
  • Cancer information materials in other languages
  • Information
  • Spoken interpretation service
  • Support from Health Professionals
  • Written resources in other languages