Survivorship Programme

photoThe Survivorship programme is back for 2016.

The event will be held on Saturday 27th August, 2016 at The Granary, Founders Park, Nelson.

  • Guest Speakers
  • Includes Lunch & Refreshments
  • FREE ENTRY for patients (past & present) and carers
  • Spaces Limited
  • View the programme

Please CONTACT US to book your space.

In 2014 the NRBCT ran its inaugural Survivorship Programme almost 100 delegates attended. The conference was specially developed for breast cancer patients and their carers and focused on moving forward with life beyond treatment for Breast Cancer.

Guest speakers and health care professionals presented sessions throughout the day aimed to help delegates understand the facilities available locally in terms of follow-up medical care and support services. Topics covered included dealing with the physical and emotional effects of treatment, the importance of exercise and nutrition and lingerie options post surgery. The emphasis was very much on practical information to help survivors move forward and embrace life.

Survivorship Day

photoA big thank you to everybody who helped make The Nelson Regional Breast Cancer Trust’s inaugural Survivorship Day such a huge success.

Almost 100 delegates enjoyed wonderful presentations by guest speakers throughout the day. All sessions were aimed at helping delegates understand what facilities are available locally in terms of follow-up medical care and support services. Topics covered included dealing with the physical and emotional effects of treatment, the importance of exercise and nutrition and lingerie options post surgery, the emphasis was very much on practical information to help survivors deal with both physical and emotional changes, allowing them to move forward and embrace life.

We hope to run the Survivorship Days bi-annually in future, and have several fundraising events coming up later in the year, including the annual Bootcamp for Breast Cancer (16th November) in order to fund an ongoing programme.