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Breast cancer and pregnancy

Our amazing Star Mum Louise shared her story of incurable breast cancer, diagnosed during her fourth pregnancy, on BBC Breakfast on 11th December 2023.

We've pulled together some resources on the topic of breast cancer and pregnancy...

Real Life Stories

In 2022 47% of the mums and parents we supported had been diagnosed with breast cancer. We have a number of their stories shared in our Support Library. Find some of them here:

Liz O'Riordan - Breast Surgeon with Breast Cancer Dr Liz has been diagnosed with breast cancer twice and continue to create informative and eucational content for the public and healthcare professionals. You can find her video on Pregnancy and Breast Cancer here and follow her on Instagram @oriordanliz

Podcast - The Obs Pod - Breast Cancer in Pregnancy

Listen to this fantatsic podcast episode by where obstetric physicians Professor Catherine Nelson-Piercy & Dr Melanie Nana join Dr Florence Wilcock, an NHS doctor working as an obstetrician, specialising in the care of both mother and baby during pregnancy and birth.

Quick Reference Guide for HCPs We endorsed this useful reference guide for healthcare professionals developed by Melanie Nana, Mark Harries, Janine Mansi, Surabhi Nanda, and Catherine Nelson-Piercy at Guys and St Thomas Hospital Trust. Click on the button below to download the PDF.

Breast Cancer During & After Pregnancy by @roisinppelan / @fightypants

After her own experience with breast cancer and pregnancy, Roisin and a bunch of generous supporters designed and printed these friendly, accessible leaflets with vital tips and information for all pregnant people with breasts. You can request paper copies from us and Roisin. You can also follow her on Instagram @roisinppelan.

We hope you'll check out all these great resources and look at our website to find out about how we support mums, birthing parents, families and healthcare professionals who may be affected by breast cancer in or around pregnancy.

And remember, we also support mums and birthing parents diagnosed with any cancer diagnosed during pregnancy or within 12 months of giving birth.


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