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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Whether you’re one of the 55,000 people diagnosed with breast cancer each year, or just want to find out more, Macmillan can help.

Stories from people diagnosed with breast cancer

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“I’ve been having some therapy provided through Macmillan which is really helpful as they get the whole cancer side of things and the ensuing trauma that comes from going through a cancer diagnosis and tough treatment."
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“I’m really conscious of my body and how I look, but I always have been. It’s only been two months since I had a mastectomy and getting used to my body now is a process, but I’m getting there."
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"I had a routine mammogram through the NHS Breast Screening Service. I had no concerns with my health. It was revealed abnormality had been detected in my left breast."

Support for people living with breast cancer and their loved ones

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Online community

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Financial support

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Accessing Macmillan services

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Information resources about breast cancer

Fundraise for people living with breast cancer

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Skydive Weekend for Breast Cancer Awareness

Join other brave Team Macmillan skydivers.

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Kickstart your fundraising

These five top tips will help you get your fundraising off to a winning start.

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Running training plans

Find training plans that will work for you whatever running event you are taking on.

How we can help

Macmillan Support Line
The Macmillan Support Line is a free and confidential phone service for people living and affected by cancer. If you need to talk, we'll listen.