There are many good sources of information about breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. University Hospitals Leicester provide regularly updated information leaflets in several languages; there are also national organisations that provide information and support (see below).
There are a number of online resources with information about breast cancer that may be helpful for patients and their family and friends who want to read more:
Breast Cancer Care
Breast Cancer Campaign
Breakthrough Breast Cancer
Cancer Research UK
Macmillan: Breast Cancer
NHS Choices: Breast Cancer
Patient.co.uk: Breast Cancer
Local Organisations & Support Groups
We are fortunate to have a number of organisations in our local area who can provide information and support:
Coping with Cancer - an independent local charity that provides support for cancer patients in Leicestershire and Rutland.
Crazy Hats Breast Cancer Appeal - a Northamptonshire charity which supports women and men who are going through treatment for breast cancer, who are about to undertake treatment or are fighting the battle to become cancer survivors.
Breasts Reunited - a website providing information to patients and carers about breast reconstruction.
Bosom Friends who meet monthly at Glenfield Hospital.
Breast of Friends, attached to Coping with cancer at Helen Webb House Westleigh Rd Leicester 0116 258 6189.
Melton Breast Cancer Support Group who meet monthly at Melton Baptist Church.
Also, there is a new reconstruction support group called Keeping Abreast at Helen Webb House Every two months.
Contact details are 0116 2585328 or 07956266983 or email keepingAbreast@uhl-tr.nhs.uk