There are lots of ways that you can get involved if you would like to help others who may be going through a similar experience. You may find it helpful to get involved in a patient group or support one of the events we run:
We have patient support groups who meet regularly:
North Tyneside Breast Cancer Support Group
This is a small, friendly, group where everyone has a personal experience of breast cancer. It offers support, information and practical advice. It meets on the first Monday of every month 7pm-9pm, in the education centre at North Tyneside General Hospital.
Tel: 0344 811 8111 ext. 4687 (please phone to arrange to attend).
Facebook: North Tyneside Breast Cancer Support
Website: North Tyneside Breast Support Group
Blyth Breast Cancer Support Group
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Patients in the wider communities of Tynedale, West Northumberland and Ponteland can access a range of support services at the hospice.
Tel: 01434 608503
Website: Tynedale Hospice
Hospice Care (North Northumberland)
Patients living in the North Northumberland area can access a range of support for patients, carers and families.
Tel: 01665 606515
Website: Hospice Care
Breast reconstruction groups
There are support groups at North Tyneside, Wansbeck and Hexham general hospitals for ladies thinking about undergoing breast reconstruction. You can meet other patients who have undergone surgery, ask questions and see the results of surgery for yourself. You may be invited to these groups by the breast reconstruction nurses, but if you are interested please call them on 0191 293 4687.
We are holding a fashion show to raise awareness of breast cancer, and raise funds which go back into patient care. The event, organised through our ‘positively pink’ breast cancer charity is being held on 11 November at the Marriott Hotel in Gosforth. The models who take part in this show are all ladies who have experienced breast cancer. If you would like to purchase a ticket please contact Dawn Jones, Macmillan Breast Reconstruction Nurse Specialist – email@example.com / 0191 293 4687.