Have you recently been diagnosed with breast cancer?

 

Maybe you've been diagnosed with breast cancer in the past?

 

Has someone close to you received a breast cancer diagnosis and you feel unsure of what to do or how to help – or even what to say to them?

 

If you’d like to speak, in confidence, to someone who understands, or if you feel we can offer some practical information or advice, then please do call one of our friendly co-ordinators:

 

Useful Contacts

You may find the following information useful:

Macmillan Cancer Support

www.macmillan.org.uk

Tel:  Helpline 0808 808 00 00

Information and emotional support for people living with cancer.   Trained nurses available on helpline Monday – Friday, 9am – 8pm, for cancer-related subjects, work, insurance, benefits etc.

Breast Cancer Care

www.breastcanceruk.org.uk

T:  Helpline 0808 800 6000

Free services for people and their families or carers with breast cancer.

They run a group for secondary breast cancer patients in Oxford – see below.

Maggie’s Centre, Oxford

https://www.maggiescentres.org/our-centres/maggies-oxford/

T:  01865 751882

Drop-in service Monday - Friday 

Supportive centre with library of cancer-related books and information booklets, nutritional support, bereavement support, clinical psychologist,  self-help courses, benefits advice - all available to NHS and private patients.

The BRA (Breast Reconstruction Awareness) Group

www.ouh.nhs.uk/services/departments/specialistsurgery/plastics/bra.aspx

T:   01865 743444

Meets at the Maggie’s Centre, Churchill Hospital 7.30-9.30pm every six weeks.

The BRA group is a support group set up by the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department for women who have either previously undergone or are currently awaiting or considering breast reconstruction.  This may be following cancer treatment, or following surgery to reduce the risk of cancer in high-risk patients.

The team consists of medical and non-medical staff with a common goal - to strive for clinical excellence and an optimised patient experience.   They will talk you through what's involved in your procedure and introduce you to patients who have previously been through a similar procedure.

PALS

www.ouh.nhs.uk/patient-guide/feedback/pals

T:  0300 304 777

Patient Advice & Liaison Service, Oxford University Hospitals.

An organisation for when you may need advice, or have concerns, or need assistance with any part of the care that is offered by the Trust.

Getting Heard

(Originally known as Oxfordshire Advocacy Development Group)

www.gettingheard.org

T:  01865 741200

Support available to anyone 50 and over, with a cancer-related issue. Help given with issues of treatment, care, social, financial, & employment.

Breast Cancer Haven

www.breastcancerhaven.org.uk

Breast Cancer Haven is a national charity offering free emotional, physical and practical support to anyone affected by breast cancer, from its centres across the UK.

 

Oxford Carers

www.carersoxfordshire.org.uk

Tel:  01235 424715.

Help and advice for carers. There is a showroom with equipment for the home. Two occupational therapists are available for confidential consultations by appointment.

 

The Hereditary Breast Cancer Helpline

www.breastcancergenetics.co.uk

T:  01629 813000

Available for anyone wishing to discuss any worries about cancer risks in their families.

 

Winston’s Wish

www.winstonswish.org.uk

T:  0845 20 30405

National organisation that supports people and their children affected by cancer and bereavement.

 

See Saw

www.seesaw.org.uk

T:  01865 744768

An Oxfordshire-based charity that supports children and their families through grief.

 

Mummy’s Star

www.mummysstar.org

An organisation that supports women and their families affected by cancer in or around pregnancy.

Mastectomy Lingerie & Swim Specialists

amoena.co.uk 

T:  0845 072 4027

 

www.nicolajane.com 

T:  0845 265 7595

 

M&S (larger stores) stock a range of mastectomy bras and have specialist fitters.

 

Asda (larger stores) stock a range of mastectomy bras.

 

Wig Supply

 

OUH will give you a voucher which can be used in the wig shop in the reception of  the Churchill Hospital, as payment or as part-payment for your wig, should you choose one more expensive than the hospital allowance.  Should you wish to use a private supplier, please note their voucher is not valid.

 

Banbury Postiche

www.banburypostiche.co.uk

T:  01295 757406

Private wig-making  supply in Banbury, Oxon

 

The Grove Hotel

www.thegrovebournemouth.co.uk

T:  01202 552233

A unique hotel in Bournemouth for cancer patients and those with life threatening illnesses.

Travel Insurance ( For people with specific health issues ) :

Contact us for details or Macmillan have a booklet.. Call 08008080000

 

Book List

These books are available to borrow from our library

 

Breast Cancer Care booklets

Breast cancer in families

Fertility issues and breast cancer treatment

Breast Cancer and your child’s school

Younger women with breast cancer

Ovarian ablation and suppression

Breast reconstruction

Talking with your children about breast cancer

Sexuality, intimacy and breast cancer

Macmillan Cancer Support booklets

Get Active, Feel Good

Are you worried about breast cancer

Understanding radiotherapy

Understanding risk-reducing breast surgery

Taking charge

Managing the late effects of breast cancer treatment

Physical activity and cancer treatment

Research Trials (clinical trials)

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