Everyday we hear the personal stories of our supporters. Whether or not they’re directly affected through diagnosis and regardless of their age and sex, their journeys are often difficult and don’t always have a positive outcome.
But what they do have in common is a desire to share their story in the hope that others may draw strength from knowing that they are not alone.
Here are just a few of such stories…
During the later stages of her pregnancy, Mark's wife Tina discovered a lump in her breast. The midwives reassured her that lumps were commonplace during pregnancy and were most likely benign.
Aged just 27, Stevie was devastated to be diagnosed with an aggressive (grade 3) Stage 1 breast cancer. Being a fast-growing type of breast cancer, she was fortunate to have caught it very early, thanks to her being breast-aware and routinely performing self-examinations.
Four years ago at the age of 68, Sylvia went for her final routine mammogram - this tri-annual service finishes at age 70 - and a lump was detected deep inside her left breast...
When Leonel de Oliveira took part in the Reading Half Marathon, he raised over £1000 in sponsorship...
Jewellery designer, Pamina, was just 47 when she received her breast cancer diagnosis. It followed a period in which she felt her health was in decline...
I'm 21 and I ran the Reading Half Marathon last year in memory of my best friend, who passed away from cancer aged just 22.
Julie Cowell passed away on 5 July 2015. She was a supporter of Against Breast Cancer for 20 years and became our Honorary President in 2009.
Mark visited our offices recently to drop in some funds he had raised for the charity and kindly offered to share his motivating story...
Here, Richard Chilvers describes how it feels to be a man diagnosed with what is believed to be a woman's disease.
Elliott Freer is one of our Gold Bond runners, and Against Breast Cancer's very own 'marathon man'...
I don't know if this sounds strange, but I had a dream one night about having a lump in my breast...
Like lots of little girls, Jo Forrest wanted to sing and dance and appear on
Liz Buckingham was the 2000th breast cancer patient enrolled on our Diet and Lifestyle Study in summer 2008 making her a very special lady indeed...
I'd just stopped breast-feeding my second child when I found a lump...
Mollie's experience of breast cancer was unusually traumatic. For two years she felt certain she had cancer, while the medical profession insisted otherwise.