The experience of a breast cancer diagnosis is immensely traumatic. Patients are often in shock which prevents them from asking important questions and voicing concerns with their doctor. Breast cancer patients often find that having a partner, relative or close friend to support them can help them obtain the right information about their type of breast cancer and ensure they get the best treatment and support. Renowned photographer Rankin has captured celebrities who have been supported by a Breast Friend or have taken on the role of Breast Friend themselves. These images convey the intimacy between the breast cancer patient and her breast friend, showing the range of ways people deal with such challenges.