Learn more about our Journey so far and how we got started.
We’re a small team with a mighty passion!
Your life-saving cancer treatment might have put you into an early menopause. This might be temporary or permanent. This might be because of surgery, anti hormone medication or radiotherapy. Or perhaps you were already in menopause and your cancer diagnosis meant you had to come off your HRT? We want to support all of you, regardless of where you are at, if you define as a woman or not, regardless of how long ago your cancer treatment was.
Let’s open the conversation! This is us!
We’re a passionate team with big ideas and the knowing that together and in collaboration with other partners we can create big change. What you can’t see in these squares is the huge amount of volunteer supporters from our community. Each one is amazing!
Dani Binnington, founder. “Not a single week goes by where I am not outraged at the lack of support and lack of care women receive when managing menopause after cancer.”
Rachel Bowen, director. “I came on board after own cancer diagnosis pushed me into menopause. Much more has to be done!”
Esther Pye, chief operating officer. “It is a pure joy to meet and connect with so many brilliant women from our community and create the change that is so much needed.”
Our Medical Advisors
As a patient-led organisation it is crucial that we are supported by some of the leading menopause specialists in their fields. We are very grateful for the continued support from our expert advisors who are all certified ‘menopause specialist’ by the British Menopause Society.
Dr Alison MacBeth is a Breast Specialist Doctor in an NHS Breast Unit in Stobhill Hospital, Glasgow. She is passionate about meeting the overlooked needs of women in all stages of treatment and recovery from breast cancer and educating on sexual health.
Mr. Vikram Talaulikar is an associate specialist at the reproductive medicine unit in University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and hon. associate professor at University College London.
Dr. Lindsay Thomas works in the NHS menopause service in Leeds seeing complex referrals. She has a background in education and is a menopause trainer with both the British Menopause Society and the Faculty of Reproductive and Sexual Health.
Dani’s Story – Our Founder
Despite a welcome increase in menopause awareness in recent years, Dani who has been diagnosed with breast cancer in her early 30’s and was later pushed into surgical menopause, found that support for people with a cancer diagnosis is still woefully lacking.
At first, Dani set out to create online support groups but soon realised that this was not enough. In collaboration with world leading menopause specialists and other other experts, Dani went on to create workshops, programs and The Menopause and Cancer podcast.
“I am so grateful for the input of so many Dr’s that help make our projects so successful”.
The ‘Navigating Menopause’ program which Dani co-curated with charity Trekstock went to win the ‘Campaigning for change award’ at the Markel 3rd sector care awards in 2023.
Finally, the not-for-profit Menopause and Cancer organisation was founded in 2022 to further extend our services and support as many people as possible.