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02 April 2021

We know that stories have the power to change behaviours and save lives. We especially want to hear from young people who have had a breast cancer experience and are Black, from the South Asian community, living with a disability (visible or invisible), trans or non-binary. Click for more info or to get in touch.

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‘I was diagnosed with breast cancer twice’ – Rhiannon’s Story

17 March 2021

After already going through treatment for thyroid cancer and a breast cancer diagnosis, Rhiannon was diagnosed with breast cancer for a second time. We had a chat to Rhiannon about her experience and her relationship to her chest.

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‘I thought I was wasting the doctor’s time’ – Fran’s Story

01 March 2021

Fran was diagnosed with breast cancer at 25, over a year after a lump she had discovered was dismissed as hormonal. She tells her story and explains why no-one should ever be embarrassed about getting something checked out.

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‘I was diagnosed during lockdown’ – Cara’s Story

17 September 2020

Cara first got in touch with us after being diagnosed with breast cancer just as lockdown had begun, after noticing a lump in one of her breasts. We had a chat to Cara about her experience and the realities of breast cancer during Covid. 

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‘Don’t be afraid to get checked out’ – Sara’s Story

18 August 2020

Sara contacted her GP during lockdown after finding a lump when checking her boobs. She encourages anyone who notices a change to do the same.

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I found a lump whilst I was pregnant – Lizzi’s Story

06 August 2020

Lizzi got in contact with us after finding a lump whilst she was pregnant. Knowing it wasn’t normal for her, she asked to be seen by the doctor and was diagnosed with breast cancer aged 29. This is her story.

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The ‘C-Weed’ – Ellie’s Story

31 July 2020

Ellie was 28 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. After being prompted by a CoppaFeel! Instagram post, Ellie checked her boobs to find something that wasn’t normal for her. She spoke to us about her story and finding the positive in her experience.

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“Breast cancer is still so taboo for young people” – Tapi

23 July 2020

Tapi is a 21 year old student at the University of Edinburgh, where she studies Chemical Engineering. Having lost her mum to Breast Cancer in 2018, she’s passionate about breaking the taboos around breast cancer. This is her story.

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“I’m the youngest person at the breast clinic” – Mary

16 July 2020

Mary got in contact with CoppaFeel! after being diagnosed with breast cancer during lockdown, at the age of 27. She spoke to us about being diagnosed during a pandemic, facing fertility fears and finding a community online.

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“A lot of trans men feel dysphoric about their chest” – Theo

29 June 2020

In 2019, Theo starred in CoppaFeel!’s campaign Grab Life By The Boobs. Theo spoke to us about what it means to check your chest when doing so can trigger dysphoria, and why getting to know your body is all part of the process of transition.

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