What goes into a Chemotherapy bag?

Contents of a Breast Friends Northamptonshire Chemotherapy bag

We support members who are about to begin their chemotherapy treatment by sending them (post-COVID) a box in the post that contains items that can help aid their recovery. Each bag costs roughly £50 to produce and send out in the post and it is paid for completely by donations that the charity receives. Sometimes […]

Ruth – Living with cancer through a pandemic

Ruth Hemmingway on a walk

Turning 42 was supposed to be the best year of my life. A lifelong Douglas Adams fan, this was supposed to be ‘my year’. Instead not only do I get a life-threatening health condition, but I also have to go through treatment during a pandemic. I must really have upset a higher power in a […]


Hello, I’m Carey, I was diagnosed with breast cancer following a routine mammogram in April 2018.

BFN featured on BBC News

BFN member Ruth talks about the delays that the COVID pandemic has had on her reconstructive surgery.

Breast Cancer Stories

2020 decided to be difficult and for that reason, we had to think of doing something purely online.

Linda Jones

I’m Linda Jones but always been known as Lin!. I was diagnosed on 22nd July 2019 with inverted ductal carcinoma left breast cancer.


I’m Lucie, I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009, at the age of 35.


My name is Clare and I am 49-years old. I was diagnosed with bilateral breast cancer in May of 2015.

Jeanette Garner

I’m Jeanette Garner. I was diagnosed in January 2019 with stage 2 HER2 positive breast cancer.


I’m Jules and I was diagnosed with HER2 positive breast cancer in May 2014.