Amazon Breast Cancer Support Group
One of our most valued fundraisers is the Amazon Breast Cancer Support Group. They have purchased a large number of items for our breast care patients to make their journey more comfortable. They also provide incredible support to new breast cancer patients.
About the Amazons Group
The Amazon Breast Cancer Support Group was founded by twelve King's Mill Breast Cancer patients who felt help was needed for patients that went beyond the pure medical care given by the hospital.
Whether you are a new patient or have been discharged from the hospital you all have a place in the Amazon Group.
New patients come for support. However the best support for a breast cancer patient is to meet and talk with someone who beat the disease years previously. If you feel you can help, please come forward.
What can I expect from going to an Amazon meeting?
The meetings of the group are extremely friendly and full of laughs. After a couple of hours you leave uplifted to face the world.
People are only too willing to exchange experiences. There a lot of sufferers as 1 in 11 women contract breast cancer in the United Kingdom, so don’t feel you are alone. Look down your street and count the women and you soon realise the enormity of the problem. And don’t forget, men contract breast cancer as well as women.
If you are a new patient a buddy can come and sit with you whilst you are having treatment.There are also the necessities in life to learn about. Where do you buy a swimming costume? Where is the best place to buy a bra that has the right cut. Where can you get a wig, and so on. Everyone has similar needs. Someone in the group will have experienced your problems.
Come and talk, the group is there to help you. There are no charges as cash is generated from gifts and fund raising events.
All meetings on the second Tuesday of each month from 7.30pm to 9.00pm at the Welcome Treatment Centre, King's Mill Hospital.
For further information please visit the Amazon Breast Support Group website.
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