Breast cancer is a devastating disease that affects too many people – the patients, their families, friends and colleagues. It is a disease that can often be cured if caught early and suitable treatments are prescribed. But what if there was no need for the cure? If there was no diagnosis, no before or after breast cancer? What if people could live their lives safe in the knowledge that it would never happen to them?

Every year, in the UK, 55,000 individuals are diagnosed – 150 people a day. And every year, we lose 11,400 to this disease. That is 11,400 too many. In fact, it’s 55,000 too many. If we could prevent breast cancer tomorrow, by 2028, over 550,000 people would never hear the devastating news that they have breast cancer. 

Our Proposition 

Predict. Prevent. Protect. You could call it our mantra. As the only UK charity entirely dedicated to the prediction and prevention of breast cancer, we’re committed to freeing the world from the disease altogether. Unlike many cancer charities, we’re focused on preventing, rather than curing. By promoting early diagnosis, screening and lifestyle changes, we believe we can stop the problem before it starts. And, being situated at the only breast cancer prevention centre in the UK, we’re right at the front-line in the fight against the disease.

Our Purpose 

Our purpose is simple: to create a future free from breast cancer, where there is no before or after diagnosis. And thanks to better predictive tools and early intervention, we truly believe that for future generations, breast cancer will be a thing of the past. This means acting now, to help more people live a life that’s free from the disease. It means funding research aimed solely at preventing breast cancer. And it means creating a world where thousands of people are spared from ever experiencing the pain and suffering it causes. Put simply, our purpose is in our name.


Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK. At Prevent Breast Cancer, we’re passionate about stopping the disease before it starts. We promote healthier lifestyles and early diagnosis. We also collaborate with others to influence change in breast cancer services. 


Help us create a future free from breast cancer. With just 3% of cancer research funds being spent on preventing the disease, your time, support and donations make a huge difference to people’s lives, now and years into the future.


Prevent Breast Cancer is the only UK charity committed solely to predicting and preventing the disease. With the only dedicated prevention centre in the country, we work with patients, researchers and leading scientists to discover how to prevent the UK's most common cancer. 

Why do we exist?

Quite simply, we exist to help create a future free from breast cancer.