We are currently building a website that will contain information that will support and help patients on the Isle of Wight who have breast cancer, as well as their family and friends.
We meet at the Riverside Centre, Newport on the first Thursday of every month, 10.00 am – 13.00 pm. Refreshments are available.
The group is formed of female patients who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. The women find support talking amongst themselves to help each other through treatment as well as dealing with the personal and intimate aspects of breast cancer. This can be at any time during the cancer journey; from diagnosis through treatment and afterwards.
A different topic of interest is introduced at each meeting to help patients to understand and manage their cancer. Health professionals as well as therapists and other speakers, will help patients to stay active, to have a healthier life, as well as giving them confidence in living with breast cancer.
At the moment there is not a support group for men with breast cancer on the Isle of Wight. Help, information and support can be accessed through the Clinical Nurse Specialists at St Mary’s Hospital. Tel (01983) 534562.