Breast Cancer Care

Breast Cancer Care

Charity information

Breast Cancer Care

Breast Cancer Care is the UK's leading provider of information and support to ensure that anyone affected by breast cancer has access to the best possible standards of support, treatment and care.

Founded 1973

  • Mission statement

    Breast Cancer Care is here for anyone affected by breast cancer. We bring people together, provide information and support, and campaign for improved standards of care. We use our understanding of people’s experience of breast cancer and our clinical expertise in everything we do.

    Breast Cancer Care aims to ensure that anyone affected by breast cancer has access to the best possible standards of support, treatment and care. We are the UK’s leading provider of information and support services for anyone affected by breast cancer.

    Nearly 55,000 people, including 400 men, will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. Add this to the half a million people who are living with breast cancer and it gives some idea of the enormous ongoing need for Breast Cancer Care's services.

    Last year our services benefited over 42,000 people and we distributed over a million specialist publications, all completely free of charge. Volunteers are at the heart of everything that we do and we actively involve users in the development of our services. We are determined that anyone affected by breast cancer should have access to the best possible standards of treatment and care.

  • Aims

    Breast Cancer Care aims to:

    • We want the most effective treatment and care for people with breast cancer regardless of age, wealth or background. We want dignity and respect for everyone going through breast cancer treatment.
    • Improved access to specialised support and information for people living with & beyond breast cancer. Improved understanding and awareness of the needs of people living with and beyond breast cancer.
    • All younger women with breast cancer are diagnosed promptly and have equal access to optimum treatment, specialist care, information and support.
    • That information, awareness of needs and provision of support for people with a family history of breast cancer remain current and reflects the fast-changing developments and clinical advances.
    • Improved access to specialised care, support and information for people living with secondary breast cancer - as well as improved understanding and awareness of their different needs.
  • Overview

    Established: December 1973

    Registered Charity Number: 1017658

    Full time staff: 158

    Part time staff: 50

    Volunteers: 800

    Phone number: 020 7960 3466

    Address: 5-13 Great Suffolk Street London SE1 0NS

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