Terms and conditions


The content of this website is for information only. Any information shared on the online forum may be personal and is therefore not a substitute for the professional care of your medical team.


Online forum community


Please read the following before joining the discussion forum:

"Breast Cancer Care" includes its connected companies, trustees, officers, employees and all those employed or otherwise engaged by it and/or them. To post messages on the Breast Cancer Care forum and to use the private messaging you must be over 18 and registered as a member. By registering you agree to abide by the following terms and conditions and codes of conduct for use on Breast Cancer Care forum.

To register you will need to choose a unique 'user name' and must provide a unique and valid 'email address'. If you wish to change your user name or email address you must contact moderator@breastcancercare.org.uk who will action your request. Users are only allowed one user name, and must, with prior notice, provide a current live email address. Breast Cancer Care will delete all accounts held by individual users found to have more than one user name or an invalid email address.

Breast Cancer Care, at its own discretion, may close an existing forum account from any specific email service or internet service provider.

Any message posted on the Breast Cancer Care forum expresses only the views of the author of the message and does not necessarily reflect the views of Breast Cancer Care or any other person or entity associated with them or the forum. Breast Cancer Care use moderators to monitor the content and appearance of messages posted in them. However, considering the real-time nature of the message board, it is impossible to review or monitor every message. Therefore, you agree that neither the forum, nor any person or entity associated with it, will be held responsible for the contents, accuracy, completeness or validity of any information posted.

You agree that you will not use the forum to post any material, or links to any material, which is knowingly false, defamatory, libelous, inaccurate, abusive, extremist, hateful, harassing, pornographic, obscene, profane, sexually orientated, offensive, racist, homophobic, ageist, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise in violation of any law.

You agree that you will be polite to other forum members, you will not swear and you will be respectful of other members' opinions.

You agree that you will not use the forum to post any copyright material or other intellectual property without the express permission of the copyright or intellectual property holder, and agree to indemnify Breast Cancer Care for any loss it may suffer in respect thereof.

Breast Cancer Care does not link to any third party site other than recognised registered charities or relevant partners, and will not endorse any site for which they cannot ensure either reliability of information or confidentiality of users.

Any person using the Breast Cancer Care forum or private messaging does so at their own risk. You agree that Breast Cancer Care cannot be held responsible for the contents of any material posted on the forum or in private messages. You accept and understand that you may be exposed to inappropriate material and will not seek to hold Breast Cancer Care liable for any consequence or result occurring pursuant to use of the forum or private messaging service, nor will you bring any legal or other claim of whatsoever nature arising out of in relation to your or a third party's use of the forum or private messaging service.

Advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, and solicitations are inappropriate and are not permitted.

Breast Cancer Care will remove any objectionable material, at its own discretion, and without prior contact with the author. Any users who believe that a posted message is objectionable are encouraged to contact Breast Cancer Care immediately by email or the appropriate reporting mechanisms provided by the site.

Upon receipt of such notification, we will make every effort to take such action as Breast Cancer Care deem necessary within a reasonable period of time. Since this is a manual process, you are advised that the Breast Cancer Care may not be able to remove or edit particular messages immediately.

Breast Cancer Care reserves the right to suspend a user's account following any formal complaint or threatened legal action until resolution is achieved, and to edit or delete any messages for any reason, at Breast Cancer Care's sole discretion. You agree that you are solely responsible for the content of your messages and that you will indemnify and hold harmless Breast Cancer Care with respect to any claim based upon the appearance and/or transmissions of your messages.

In the event of any complaint about inappropriate use or posts or in case of actual or threatened legal action rising from any message posted by you, Breast Cancer Care reserves the right to reveal your identity and any other information we may know about you to comply with due process.

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We make every effort to ensure that the content of the site is accurate and up to date, but we accept no liability in relation to typographical errors or third-party information.

Please be aware that a thread response from a member of the Breast Cancer Care nursing team is not a substitute for professional medical care. If you have any concerns about your breast health or the treatment you are receiving you should discuss these with your doctor. Responses from members of the Breast Cancer Care nursing team are only accurate at the time of posting as medical knowledge and treatment can change over time.


Conflict of interest


If any conflict of interest arises concerning the information provided on this site it will be clearly stated.


Linking policy


We encourage linking to our site from other websites, although we do not accept any responsibility for the accuracy or quality of the information external to the Breast Cancer Care website.

In terms of reciprocal linking by Breast Cancer Care to other websites, we only link to recognised registered charities or relevant partners. We do not endorse any commercial organisations other than our established corporate partnerships.


Copyright © Breast Cancer Care


All material on this website, including community areas and forum, is protected by copyright. Although users are encouraged to view, print and download the contents for personal use, the material on this website or any part of it is not to be incorporated or distributed in any work or in any publication in any form, nor used for any commercial purposes.

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Charitable status


Breast Cancer Care is a registered charity and registered company limited by guarantee.

Registered charity in England & Wales no 1017658

Registered charity in Scotland no SC038104

Company registered in England no 2447182


Privacy policy


At Breast Cancer Care we take your right to privacy very seriously. For that reason we have set out this privacy policy so you can make sure you understand how and why we use the information you give us.


Collection of information


Breast Cancer Care is the sole owner of the information submitted by you anywhere on this site, including the forum areas. We may use information gathered in compiling anonymous statistics and research in the course of the organisation's stated role. However, we will not ever sell, share or rent personally identifiable information that you have submitted to this site to third parties.




When you register at Breast Cancer Care you may be asked to provide us with the following information: your name, email address, member name and password. You may choose to provide Breast Cancer Care with additional information about yourself such as your postal address. We may request further information from you later on, for example to assist us in research, but in these cases we will always email you beforehand explaining our reasons in detail.


Sensitive information


The selections you make when using our services may indicate information about you that the Data Protection Act 1998 defines as sensitive, such as your state of health or your sexual orientation. As with all the personal information you provide to us, you can be assured that any sensitive information you choose to supply will be kept in accordance with the terms of the Act and only used in accordance with this privacy policy.




A cookie is a small piece of information sent by a web server to a web browser, which enables the server to collect information from the browser and us to track the use of our website. We use cookies in a number of ways:

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Analysing site and advertising activity (measurement)


This website uses a web analytic service, Google Analytics, a service provided by Google, Inc. ('Google'). These services use 'cookies', which are text files placed on your computer, to help us understand how people use our site.

The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored on third party servers (Google’s servers are in the United States) for the purpose of evaluating use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. This information may also be transferred to third parties where required to do so by law.

These services will not associate your IP address with any other data held by them. You may avoid the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.


Advertising (promotion)


Separately, from time to time we use advertising companies to display (or ‘serve’) advertisements for Breast Cancer Care on third party websites. To increase the effectiveness of this advertising, we may use ‘pixels’ (also known as web beacons and sometimes action tags) and related technologies so that the advertising company may, for example, avoid displaying an advertisement to a browser where the advertisement has already been clicked on. Information collected in this way is anonymous and is held by the advertising company for the purpose of deciding which browsers to display advertisements to.


Links to third party websites


The Forum may include links to third party websites that are controlled and maintained by others. Any link to other websites is not an endorsement of such websites and you acknowledge and agree that Breast Cancer Care is not responsible for the content or availability of any such sites.

Managing cookies


You can use your browser to manage cookies and your website history. Here’s a useful link from Google:




Any personal information will be treated in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. We may revise this privacy policy from time to time. Any change will take effect once the revised privacy policy is available on this website and we have emailed all our users.

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