Breast cancer is the most commonly occurring cancer in women and the second most common cancer overall. There were over 2 million new cases in 2018 with the UK being ranked 8 in the world with the number of cases found.
In the UK, 1 in 8 women will experience breast cancer in their lifetime. Four hundred men are diagnosed with breast cancer every year.
Breast Cancer Support
You can organise a reminder to check your norks through Coppa Feel here.
Listed below are some charities working to support cancer patients.
CoppaFeel! was founded in 2009 by Kristin Hallenga and her twin sister Maren. Kris was diagnosed with secondary breast cancer at the age of 23.
Look Good Feel Better
LGFB is an international (the only) cancer support charity that helps people manage the visible side effect of cancer treatment.
"Our free confidence boosting skincare and make-up Workshops and Masterclasses are held across the UK for people undergoing treatment for any type of cancer. Led by LGFB Beauty Volunteers, the sessions are an opportunity to meet others in a similar situation whilst being taught vital skills such as how to draw on missing eyebrows and eyelashes.
We’ve also created lots of online tutorials for those who are unable to attend one of our sessions or who would like some extra advice."
Future Dreams charity aims, with funding, to provide support for breast cancer patients with a focus on secondary breast cancer. Currently, breast cancer haven is providing free 1-1 support at The Whittington and UCLH hospitals in London. Their long term aim is to open Future Dreams House. The new London home to Breast Cancer Haven.
Breast Cancer Care
Breast Cancer Care combine personal experiences of people affected by breast cancer with clinical expertise. They provide information on living with and beyond breast cancer, offering emotional and practical support through services and their helpline:
0808 800 6000
They also bring people together and campaign to improve the standards of support and care.
Pink Ribbon Foundation
"Pink Ribbon Foundation is a grant making trust with a mission to fund projects and provide financial support to UK charities which relieve the needs of people who are suffering from, have been affected by breast cancer, or who work to advance the understanding of breast cancer and its early detection and treatment."
Trekstock aims at helping people in their 20s and 30s who are diagnosed with cancer to get moving again.
"Trekstock delivers practical and social support programmes tailored to the needs of young adults, to give them a better chance of living well through and beyond cancer.
All of our programmes are developed in collaboration with the people we support and work to improve their physical and psychological wellbeing, their quality of life and provide them with the tools they need to get moving again through and beyond treatment."