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:
You may find the following information useful:
Macmillan Cancer Support
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
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
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
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.
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.
(Originally known as Oxfordshire Advocacy Development Group)
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
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.
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
T: 01629 813000
Available for anyone wishing to discuss any worries about cancer risks in their families.
T: 0845 20 30405
National organisation that supports people and their children affected by cancer and bereavement.
T: 01865 744768
An Oxfordshire-based charity that supports children and their families through grief.
An organisation that supports women and their families affected by cancer in or around pregnancy.
Mastectomy Lingerie & Swim Specialists
T: 0845 072 4027
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.
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.
T: 01295 757406
Private wig-making supply in Banbury, Oxon
The Grove Hotel
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
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
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 risk-reducing breast surgery
Managing the late effects of breast cancer treatment
Physical activity and cancer treatment
Research Trials (clinical trials)
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