Why our prevention work is vital

In the UK, every 10 minutes, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer.

You have the power to help us change that.

By supporting our prevention work, you can help us reach more women with our breast cancer prevention advice.

You can help fund animal-free research to understand what causes breast cancer so we can prevent breast cancer for future generations.

Getting breast cancer is scary at the best of times. But with the long waits and uncertainty we all face today, doing what we can to prevent breast cancer is the most powerful thing we can do.

You can help make this happen.

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Help reduce the number of people diagnosed with breast cancer

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK, representing 15% of all new cancer cases.

The rate of breast cancer in women has doubled over the past 50 years.

Women in the UK have an estimated 1 in 7 lifetime risk of developing breast cancer.

Jane's story

‘For me, prevention is crucial, and I love that Breast Cancer UK is not just about healthy eating. I like how they do it because they don’t sell it as a huge negative to try and frighten people. It’s more about giving helpful information you can gradually take on board and use to lead a healthier lifestyle. The charity also supports animal-free research, and that’s important to me.”

Jane Allen was 41 when she felt a small lump in her left breast in 2007, and at first, doctors told her there was nothing to worry about. It was only when the lump started to enlarge that the doctors took it seriously, and after some tests, it was revealed that she had the rare form of Triple Negative breast cancer which had progressed to stage 4, quite serious.    

She had a full mastectomy and the majority of the lymph nodes on her left-hand side were removed to stop the cancer in its tracks. There were complications due to the surgery, and Jane was very poorly for a while. Then when the chemotherapy and radiotherapy kicked in, she suffered further setbacks with excruciating joint pain and other side effects.  

Jane has luckily been in remission since 2008. In 2014 she married her partner. Jane’s life has changed a lot since she was first diagnosed. She now does a lot of fundraising for breast cancer initiatives and lives a healthy lifestyle. 

No one wants to see the women they love suffer. Save your daughter, mother or sister from suffering the trauma of going through a breast cancer diagnosis. Let your donation be a difference.

Act now to prevent breast cancer.