Breast Mates is a breast cancer support group offering support and information to people with breast cancer in Knowsley and the surrounding districts. We lease a small office in the centre of Prescot and we have access to a large meeting space in the building.
We are a non-medical self-help group run by local people. At present all bar one of our trustees have had a breast cancer diagnosis.
Why set up a specialist breast cancer support group?
A breast cancer diagnosis can lead to people feeling very alone; meeting with others who are going through a similar experience and sharing information can really help. There have been great improvements in the treatment of breast cancer, people can have complex surgery and treatments lasting over many months and sometimes years. These improvements mean that more people are living with treatments that can cause side effects. This has led to an increase in the numbers needing our support.