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Why we do it

Our vision is that by 2050, everyone diagnosed with breast cancer will live – and be supported to live well. But to make that happen, we need to act now.

You might hear that breast cancer isn’t a big deal anymore. That it’s “not that bad” compared to other cancers. But we know that breast cancer isn’t yesterday’s problem. That’s why we’re here today. Now. 

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the world. Over 55,000 people are diagnosed every year in the UK alone. Each one will face challenging treatment regimes. Gruelling side effects. Uncertainty, anxiety and fear.  

If we don’t do something, we won’t be able to make sure that everyone diagnosed with breast cancer will live. Thousands more people will die. Families and friendships will keep being shattered. 

We’re here to make sure that doesn’t happen.  

Our annual report and accounts tell you what we’re doing to achieve our goals, and how we our spend money.  

Last year, we were focused on bouncing back after COVID-19. Thanks to you, we were able to restart all our face-to-face services. And we invested an extra £1 million in our world-class research. Take a look at the report to find out what else we’ve been up to.


Whatever breast cancer brings, we’re here for you.

We’ve driven forward life-saving research breakthroughs. So that more people are surviving breast cancer than ever before.  

And we’ve grown from a volunteer-led helpline to a range of tailored services that support thousands of people every year. We make sure that no one has to face breast cancer alone.  

We’ve been making progress for people affected by breast cancer for 50 years. But we aren’t stopping yet. 

See what we've achieved in our annual reports