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We’re Breast Cancer Now, the charity steered by world-class research and powered by life-changing care. Formed by the merger of @BCCare and @BreastCancerNow.

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'My mum and I have always had a close bond. She’s always been there for me, so I wanted to be there for her.' Sarah tells us about how she supported her mum through secondary breast cancer and how her mum was there for her when she came out as transgender.

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Yesterday, @liztwistmp highlighted the contribution that events like #wearitpink have for funding breast cancer research. Thank you to everyone who took part this year.

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'My family and I were utterly devastated upon hearing the news. Our life went from technicolour to black and white in less than an hour.'

Heidi shares the difficult emotions and side effects that came with her treatment.

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Whether it's the shock of a diagnosis, making decisions about treatment or how to adjust to life afterwards, support is just a phone call or email away.

Find out more about the Someone Like Me service.

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Today, @JamesDavies & @CGreenUK opened a debate on the value of charity-funded research. A timely reminder that if Government wants to ensure the UK is equipped to tackle our biggest health challenges, they must back charity-funded #ResearchAtRisk at tomorrow’s #SpendingReview.

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Ideas included giving patients the option of a video call as well as a phone call when a face to face consultation isn’t possible, ensuring patients feel supported by a key contact who is coordinating their care and hospital volunteers coordinating a patient buddy system.

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We know COVID-19 has affected patient experience. On Friday, as part of our Service Pledge programme, we brought together our experienced Patient Advocates and local patient representatives to discuss what changes breast care services could make to improve patient experience.

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We asked people affected by breast cancer what books they read during and after treatment. Find some of their suggestions.

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When Lesley was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2018, she tried to keep things 'as normal' as possible for her children, even when she struggled to get out of bed.

Find personal stories like Lesley's, plus more in our free Becca app:

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'Seeing my family's faces and realising the heartbreak I had caused has still left me with guilt now.'

Gemma was diagnosed with breast cancer and will be sharing a speech at our virtual #CarolsByCandlelight on Weds 9 Dec.

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Have you ever wondered what happens when you go for a mammogram?
Find useful information about mammograms and other tests.

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'Breast Cancer Now’s secondary breast cancer research gives me hope. Hope that people like me who live with secondary breast cancer, can live good, long lives.' – Jen

Support secondary breast cancer research by taking on the £1,000 Challenge.

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Whether you have been diagnosed or are supporting a friend or family member, the Someone Like Me service can put you in touch with a volunteer who can offer a personal experience of the challenges you are facing, or simply a listening ear.

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If you have received a breast cancer diagnosis, you may wonder what happens next. Find out more about the types of diagnosis, your pathology report, and what the next steps are.

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'As the one who had been diagnosed, I felt a responsibility to support and prepare people for the news. I felt guilty that suddenly a lot of my energy was transferred elsewhere, that I was unable to help with things that I had done before.' - Sarah

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Are you a dab hand at knitting, crochet, macramé or embroidery? Host a virtual crafternoon, ask your loved ones to attend and make a donation in return for a lesson, and share your skills for those affected by breast cancer.

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To keep our life-changing support services and world-class research moving forward, we’ve made the difficult decision to close our online shop on 31 December 2020.

To make the most of our closing down sale, go to:

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🎄 Christmas may be very different this year, but that shouldn’t stop you sending festive cards to your loved ones.

Purchase an @Asda Christmas card to help support #AsdaTickledPink and #BBCChildrenInNeed.

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'Ultimately, cancer does not rule my life. I am not cancer; it’s just something I live with.'

Clare was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. She explains how she didn't give up on her running routine.

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Last week, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Breast Cancer (APPGBC) highlighted the action that needs to be taken on key issues facing people affected by breast cancer. Here is a summary of what was discussed.

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