Support

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We welcome women who have been affected by a gynaecological cancer to attend the support group.

You may be have been recently diagnosed, undergoing treatment or even finished treatment.

It gives an opportunity to meet other people who may share a similar experience which can be supportive to you.

As part of your on-going treatment you would have had support from a Cancer Nurse Specialist (CNS). A qualified nurse will be available at every meeting to offer and information and any issues raised can be referred to the CNS. We have refreshments available throughout. Free complimentary therapies are available, funded by the charity.

Just turn up. You don’t need to bring anything and entrance is free. Bring a friend or family member along for your first meeting if you wish.

If you are nervous about attending please feel free to get in contact with a member of the committee, they may be able to meet and greet or assist with travel arrangements.

The Support Group is held on the 1st Saturday of every month at Southend Hospital, from 10-1pm. Please see the website for details of meeting venue.

Here are a few words of encouragement, some patients’ comments below –

‘I thought it was going to be all doom and gloom and miserable but it’s such a tonic’,

‘I thought it would all be about cancer’,

‘I really look forward to meetings; it’s just a coffee morning with my friends’,

‘You can access support immediately’

Talking to children and family after a cancer diagnosis