What we do

Breast Cancer Kent aims to improve the lives of those diagnosed with breast cancer in Kent.

We do this by funding projects, equipment and research to support the work of the NHS Medical Teams at the Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Breast Care Units, Kent Oncology Centre and the University of Kent School of biosciences.

The charity acts as a hub for fundraising, receiving donations, allocating funds to projects large and small, and disseminating general information on breast health and breast cancer treatments.

Our funds go to enhance and compliment the work of the NHS Trusts - funding a specialist study day for a breast care nurse, a safe ride home in a taxi for an elderly patient attending a late evening clinic or tomosynthesis scanning equipment which has revolutionised the diagnosis of breast cancer.

A committee of Trustees and volunteers meets on a quarterly basis to co-ordinate the work of the charity. The Trustees include Consultant Breast and Oncoplastic Surgeons and Consultant Clinical Oncologists. We also have a dedicated group of volunteers who act as Treasurer, Secretary, Fundraising/PR Co-ordinators, Social Media and Website administrators.

Quick facts

Breast Cancer represented
of all new cancer cases in 2017 and is the most common cancer in women, globally
In UK women, around
new cases of breast cancer were diagnosed in 2017
of breast cancers were in women under 50, between 2015-2017
of breast cancers occurred in women over 75 between 2015-2017