Breast Support Group


About Us

The Breast Support Group is coordinated and facilitated by trained oncology nurses from the Oncology Nursing Division of the NCIS. Established in 2001, the group is made up of survivors, patients, their primary caregivers and NCIS nurses. It is open to patients affected by breast cancer.

 

Our Mission

The Breast Support Group aims to reach out to breast cancer patients and survivors. Through the sharing of experiences and interaction amongst patients and survivors, the Breast Support Group hopes to provide knowledge, support and comfort for patients who may have problems coping with the cancer and its side effects.

 

What We Have To Offer

  • Provide information and support on current treatments, coping strategies and rehabilitation to patients and caregivers.
  • Allows for opportunities to listen to others, share personal experiences, encourage one another and feel encouraged
  • Increase patients and caregivers’ bonding, and access with other cancer survivors
 

Activities & Programmes

  • Meetings to facilitate sharing among patients, doctors and caregivers

  • Periodic educational talks

  • "NCIS Celebrates Life!" party to celebrate the end of year festivities and to look forward to a new year ahead

 

For a complete calendar of the year's activities, please click here.


For more information, download a copy of the Breast Support Group brochure here.

 

Stories of Hope

 

Read real-life stories of our cancer warriors and be inspired by their journey of courage, strength and faith!


Amy, Diagnosed with Stage 4 Metastatic Breast Cancer

Excerpt:


"The years passed, and Amy was once again living life comfortably, the days with cancer now history. However, fast forward to 2013, when Amy performed her yearly health check-up and got the shock of her life. The cancer was back, and it was back with a vengeance. Cancer cells were detected in her liver and bones, particularly her spine and pelvic area, and Amy was now diagnosed with Stage 4 Metastatic Breast Cancer."


Read Amy's story here.

 

 


Nita, Diagnosed with Stage II HER2-Positive Breast Cancer

Excerpt:


"Nita has since been through 8 cycles of chemotherapy comprising of 16 treatments over 24 weeks, 33 cycles of radiation therapy, two surgeries  and has even been hospitalised twice due to an infection. Now, she makes a trip down to the hospital once every three weeks for her treatment and through it all, Nita still remains upbeat, a huge smile on her face, as she tells us of her newfound purpose in life – volunteering."


Read Nita's story here.



Joan, Diagnosed with Stage 3 Breast Cancer

Excerpt:


"Having lost her mother to Cervical Cancer and her father to Leukaemia, Joan always had a subconscious fear and paranoia that she would fall prey to the disease too. Thus, she made a point to conduct regular breast self-examinations on herself in the shower to keep abreast of any changes in her body. This went on for the most part of her life, and Joan was finally starting to have some peace of mind until one self-examination changed her life."


Read Joan's story here.



For more stories of hope, click here.



More Information on Breast Cancer


For more information about Breast Cancer and the NCIS' treatment approach, please visit the Breast Cancer Infokit here.


Contact Us

 

If you wish to find out more, please call the CancerLine at (+65) 9722 0569 or email CancerLineNurse@nuhs.edu.sg.