Women invited to cancer recovery support group

WOMEN who are dealing with life after cancer treatment are being encouraged to attend a special support group.

The Snowdrop Group is aimed at women under 49 years old who have had initial treatment for cancer within the last couple of years and have no known secondary disease.

The next meetings will be on May 8 for a series of ten weekly sessions on Wednesday evenings between 7 and 9pm. The group meets at St Richard’s Hospice in Wildwood Drive, Worcester. It is free and open to all, not just those who are patients of St Richard’s.

Jenny Hull, a specialist St Richard’s nurse who runs the group, said: “Although treatment is over, many women still have lots of issues to deal with and can really benefit from support from others in a similar position and from specialists.

“Some might feel they are living with the fear that their cancer will return and also the impact their diagnosis has had on their families, their jobs and other aspects of their lives.”

The group aims to look at some of the complex issues such as coping with the longer term side effects of treatment, fertility issues, family concerns, self esteem and looking to the future.

For more information about the group contact the triage nurse at St Richard’s Hospice on 01905 763963 or email triage@strichards.org.uk

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