Breast cancer support group

The Breast Cancer Support Group is a friendly and supportive group not only for those recently diagnosed with breast cancer, but also for those whose treatment has finished.

Breast Cancer Support Group

Quick facts

Breast Cancer represented
of all new cancer cases in 2017 and is the most common cancer in women, globally
In UK women, around
new cases of breast cancer were diagnosed in 2017
of breast cancers were in women under 50, between 2015-2017
of breast cancers occurred in women over 75 between 2015-2017

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We are not only here to support those affected, you are welcome to bring someone with you if you wish, male or female. The Breast Care Nurses also attend and encourage you to enjoy a chat over a free cup of tea or coffee and join in the fun when we run group raffles. We aim to be there for you when you need to talk or just for some light-hearted company.  Peer support can be a great way to negotiate your cancer journey.

Where Is It Held & When?

The Support Group meets once a month on a Saturday at the Academic Centre in the grounds of Maidstone Hospital in Hermitage Lane, ME16 9QQ. Do come along between 10.00 am and 12.00 noon.

What Happens At The Meetings?

We often have invited speakers who give interesting talks on a variety of subjects related to coping with cancer treatment. These have included plastic surgery, coping with side effects, menopausal symptoms, alternative therapies, well-being and art therapy.

We also hold an annual strawberry cream tea in June, a bring and buy stall, have general get togethers for a chat and not forgetting our legendary Christmas party which includes a fun quiz! Each month there is a fundraising raffle, so don't forget your purse!

Many ladies attending the group make firm friendships that last way beyond their treatment and support them throughout their ongoing survivorship.

You can come regularly or just attend when you feel the need, there is no pressure and the group will always be pleased to welcome you.

If you have difficulty with transport, or are nervous of turning up on your own, there are plenty of members of the group who would be happy to pick up others in their area, or buddy up for your first attendance. Please contact the Breast Care Nurses for details on 01622 225743.

Come and join us! Don't be shy 🙂

Please be advised that, due to changes at the hospital site, parking will be in the public car parks, but permits will be issued to you on the day by the nurses to enable free exit.

We look forward to seeing you!