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UK charity here for anyone affected by breast cancer
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Would you like to see your child or family member walk out onto the hallowed Wembley turf at this year’s FA Cup Semi Finals?

As the Football Association’s official charity partner, Breast Cancer Care are delighted to be able to offer a once in a lifetime opportunity for a football mad child aged 7-11 years old.

The FA have kindly donated an online auction prize for a child mascot for Arsenal at the FA cup semi finals on April 18th, and for Liverpool OR Blackburn (depending on result of the quarter final replay taking place on April 8th) for the semi final on April 19th. The winning bidder will watch their child walk out with the teams onto the Wembley pitch, and then watch the game with their child. The prize also includes a player escort kit, a goodybag and a match day programme.

This truly is a money can’t buy prize, and money raised from the auction will go towards the FA’s fundraising to help Breast Cancer Care reach more people with our vital breast awareness messages. To bid, and for Ts & Cs please go to http://bcc.cx/1CUD2Av
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Buy it with Love has launched!

Visit www.buyitwithlove.com to buy, share and 'love' exclusive gifts holding a donation to Breast Cancer Care.

Whether it's a Mother's Day gift, or perhaps you just want to treat yourself or a loved one, there’s something for everyone – including West End shows, jewellery, beauty products and homeware.
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With the General Election just around the corner, Breast Cancer Care has just launched The Breast Cancer Manifesto 2015. It includes three key ambitions that we want to see from the next government:

1. Improving the care and support that people diagnosed with secondary breast cancer receive
2. Ensure that younger women have timely access to fertility services before their treatment
3. Make sure that all patients receive a holistic needs assessment to help them prepare and cope with altered body image.

Take a look at our website where you can read our manifesto in full and send a message to your local candidates to make sure breast cancer is on their agenda for this election: http://bcc.cx/1CE7o6U
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Talk Together is our new daily chat room where you can talk to others to who are also facing breast cancer about whatever is on your mind.
Talk Together takes place every weekday from 12.30 – 1.30pm. Once you’ve registered, join us on a day when it’s most suitable for you. You can even use Talk Together on your mobile phone or tablet, so you can use the chat room wherever you are.
If you are already registered for Live Chat, you do not need to register again and can sign in to Talk Together using the same username and password.
For more information visit: http://bcc.cx/1KLuo5T
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Exciting news – registration for the Pink Ribbonwalks is now open! Join us this year at one of our six stunning venues, with brand new additions at Stourhead in Wiltshire and our exciting new London at Night event – a twist on the original Pink Ribbonwalk.

 We’ve also introduced brand new 5 mile routes at all of our venues in addition to our standard 10 and 20 mile routes. And for the first time ever we’ve opened the events up to children, so even more of you can walk with us. There are lots of reasons to take part in a Pink Ribbonwalk this summer – will you be joining us http://bcc.cx/1AvTUcg
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Are you recovering from breast cancer surgery?

Lots of you tell us that getting used to how your body looks and feels afterwards can be a slow process. And it can be particularly hard looking at your scars for the first few times.

Rachel, one of our nurses, has written a blog which includes tips on how to feel comfortable with looking at your body again: http://bcc.cx/1xJof6h

We’d love you to take a look, and share your own tips and thoughts on facing your scars here.
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Around 350 men are diagnosed with breast cancer every year. Doug Harper is one of them: http://bcc.cx/1lkESzG.

'I went to see my GP with a hard lump under my left nipple, after some prompting from my partner who noticed my nipple was inverted.'

'My GP had no hesitation in arranging an urgent appointment at my local hospital. A few days after Christmas I had some tests, including a mammogram, which was not at all easy for me.'

'Three days before my 50th birthday, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I was in a state of shock, and I felt as though my world had fallen apart.'

'My chemotherapy began on 5 July, a precautionary measure according to my consultant. FEC chemotherapy was not a problem for me, no tiredness, sickness or discomfort, but once I started having docetaxel I collapsed into a heap and got the ‘real chemo-experience’. My radiotherapy was a breeze in comparison.'

'When I appeared on the catwalk at Breast Cancer Care’s fashion show, I was bald and tired, but it was worth every second. The positivity of my fellow ‘models’ was amazing and I have made friends for life who continue to inspire me.'

'A year on, I am still suffering from fatigue, but I’m still here with the support of family, friends and Breast Cancer Care. Life goes on.'

Read Doug’s blog, One of 300 Men, here: http://bcc.cx/1uRuItB.

We have a free resource pack written specifically for men with breast cancer and the new edition is out now - download or order your free copy: http://bcc.cx/1kXq0c0.
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‘Sometimes I feel disfigured by the loss of my breast, and at other times I simply accept my body as it is now and feel a huge sense of gratitude that I am alive.’ ~ Tamsin

It takes time to adjust to life after treatments, reach a ‘new normal’ and, most importantly, regain confidence. In our latest blog, we talk about the physical and emotional side-effects many women face, and highlight some of the ways we’re here to offer support – from our Helpline and booklets to free lingerie evenings.

Read more and let us know how you’re adjusting to the ‘new normal’.

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Extremely disappointing news: NICE has turned down Kadcyla, a drug that can vastly improve quality of life for those living with a type of advanced breast cancer.

Read our latest blog to find out more about this treatment, and our reaction to NICE’s decision: http://bcc.cx/QEb0CD
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Thumbs up if you have the latest edition of Vita!

As usual, our issue is overflowing with real-life stories, yummy recipes, free service listings, recommended reads and an extra large scoop of inspiration to help you through the Spring.

In Healthy Living, Psychotherapist and counsellor, Karin Siegar, explains how mindfulness can help you regulate thoughts and emotions, and offers some exercises for you to try from the comfort of your own sofa.

In Fertility Talk, we look at why everyone should have the chance to discuss fertility issues with their specialist team before treatment begins.

And as usual, Expert Eye is here to answer your practical and emotional questions.

To access these and so much more, download the latest edition of Vita here: http://bcc.cx/1oJziKT or sign up to our mailing list to receive future editions by post completely FREE of charge!
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