Help us improve access to fertility services

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is consulting on its guidance for diagnosing and managing early and locally advanced breast cancer. This guidance is important, as it makes recommendations about the care and treatment that should be provided. The guidance is aimed at healthcare professionals in England.


We are responding to that consultation - and we need your help.


Breast Cancer Care’s Standards of Care for younger women with breast cancer outline the care and support that should be received by younger women with breast cancer. These include healthcare professionals discussing the possible effects of treatments on fertility and a referral to a fertility specialist. However, NICE’s draft guidance offers no advice to healthcare professionals about having these discussions or making the appropriate referrals to fertility specialists.


This is where we need your help. If you were diagnosed with primary breast cancer when you were under 45, please help us by taking part in our short survey below.


We are looking for responses by 1 March.


If you have any questions about our work in this area, feel free to comment below or email


Thank you

Emma, the Policy & Campaigns team at Breast Cancer Care