What is Breast Cancer Awareness Month?
It is a worldwide annual campaign taking place in October, involving thousands of organisations, to highlight the importance of breast awareness, education and research.
During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Breast Cancer Now aim to get as many people as possible involved in raising awareness and funds to help support our life-saving research and life-changing support.
As the UK’s largest comprehensive breast cancer charity, along with our supporters, we do this through campaigning, raising money, an array of events across the UK as well as, of course, wearing it pink with all of you!
This Breast Cancer Awareness Month do something great – make life-saving research happen by supporting wear it pink.
What else can you do?
There are plenty of other ways to get involved and support our work during Breast Cancer Awareness Month and beyond.
From campaigning to help women get access to the breast cancer drugs they need, to sharing information women need to know about checking their breasts, your support will help to reach the day when breast cancer has claimed its last life.
Support our work
If we are to meet our ambition that by 2050, everyone who develops breast cancer will live, then we need to make sure we fund the most impactful research.
Our research is focused on four key areas – risk and prevention, early detection and diagnosis, treatment and secondary breast cancer. We believe this approach to research will allow us to achieve our ambition and stop breast cancer taking lives.
Find out more about each area of research and the work we are doing.
Campaign with us
We campaign to stop women dying from breast cancer and make sure that everyone affected by breast cancer receives the best possible treatment and services.
We’re only able to do this alongside our incredible supporters taking action to create change.
It’s really easy to get involved and just a few minutes of your time could make a real difference.
Know the signs and symptoms of breast cancer
Everyone’s breasts are different, and your breasts can change with age and at different times of the month. It’s important to get to know how your breasts normally look and feel so it will be easier to spot if there are any unusual changes for you.
If you do spot any unusual changes to your breasts you should get them checked out by your doctor.
Finding out about breast cancer signs and symptoms can help you understand what breast changes to look out for.