Real people, real stories:

These people have had their own experiences with cancer. You are not alone and hopefully you can relate and connect with these amazing women, who are daughters, mothers, and grandmas.
We would love to hear your story too!

The good news is, you’re not alone

There are over 1.3m women living with cancer in the UK, affecting friends, families and loved ones. We have included some inspiring stories from women who have experienced cancer. And are getting on with living their lives to the full. These stories are especially meaningful for the RibbonCares team as they are family and friends. Read more on these stories here...

Ruth's story

Ruth Taylor, 45, is a mum of two who was diagnosed with breast cancer back in May 2016. We are honoured to share her journey from initial diagnosis, informing h... Read More

Jean's story

I am 67, married for 45 years, with four children, and six grandchildren. I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in 2007, and went into brief 'shock' then gathered ... Read More

Liz’s account of getting breast cancer's story

The NHS runs a regular program to look for signs of breast cancer and two years prior to my discovering a lump in my right breast I had already had one ‘scare... Read More

Lister’s story – a husbands perspective's story

We had an early intimation of Liz’s problem two years before the diagnosis of cancer when a regular scan raised questions which were subsequently dismissed. I... Read More

Lisa's story

As a social worker and mum of two, I am all too aware of the impact cancer has on families, especially women’s cancer as women tend to be the cornerstone of... Read More

Founder of RibbonCares Paul Thilo's story

I have worked in the insurance industry for over 25 years and despite being a CEO I got frustrated by the way we seemed to speak to ourselves rather than custom... Read More