Support Morning Tea
Wellington McGrath Breast Care Nurse, Marg Centra, will hold a morning tea – Wednesday 27 March 10:30am to 12:30pm, for women with metastatic breast cancer, providing an opportunity to meet others in a similar situation, to share experiences and discuss how they cope.
At the morning tea interest for setting up an ongoing metastatic breast cancer support group will be gauged. Being able to exchange information about treatments, side effects and available support services can help women feel more in control of their lives and more actively involved in their treatment. This along with the confidentiality and the friendship of others in a similar situation can be helpful in coping with their circumstances.
There can be specific challenges and needs for women living with metastatic breast cancer, also known as advanced or secondary breast cancer. A diagnosis can be devastating news and can bring into sharp focus the threatening nature of the illness.
Many women in this category find they feel isolated as they struggle to live their best life with an uncertain future. Anxiety can be a prominent feature as they ride a roller coaster of emotions throughout ongoing treatments, scans and tests. Existing support groups might not meet their needs as they may feel unable to raise issues, particularly those of death and dying, for fear of frightening other members of the group, or of looking as if they are ‘not being positive’. It is recognised that speaking with other women in a similar position can have many benefits.
If you would like to attend please contact us