Support for cancer patients

Breast Cancer Care is a charity offering people support services
Breast Cancer Care is a charity offering people support services

People living with incurable secondary breast cancer in Glasgow and east Renfrewshire are being targeted by a charity offering support services.

Breast Cancer Care’s Living with Secondary Breast Cancer sessions are free events where patients can hear from a local physiotherapist about Palliative Care – what that means for people and how they can access locally-based support.

The event offers a great opportunity to hear from a specialist in the field, ask questions and meet others living with the disease. Refreshments will also be provided.

The free session will take place on Tuesday, February 2 in central Glasgow from 5.30 – 8.30pm. This event is part of Breast Cancer Care’s programme of monthly support meetings for people living with secondary breast cancer in both central Glasgow and East Renfrewshire.

Eleanor, 52, was diagnosed with secondary breast cancer in 2008 and said:“I’d been pushing myself at work and home in an attempt to prove nothing had changed.

“Attending Living with Secondary Breast Cancer was a turning point. The talks were really good, the information helpful, and meeting women in the same situation was a revelation. The thing about secondary breast cancer is not having it, it’s living with it.”

Linsey Valiente, Services Coordinator says: “People with breast cancer are at the heart of all that we do. We’ve designed the sessions based on what people with secondary breast cancer tell us they need and want using the expertise we’ve built up in this field. This is a chance for patients to come together and explore different aspects of living with this disease. The event is free of charge, but anyone interested in attending must register in advance by contacting Breast Cancer Care’s Regional Services team on 0345 077 1893 or e-mail: secondaryservices@breastcancercare.org.uk.

More information at www.breastcancercare.org.uk