|Founder of the charity Mr Peter A Jones MS FRCS
Consultant Breast & General Surgeon
Welcome to the Mid-Kent Breast Cancer Research Appeal web site.
One in eight women suffers from breast cancer at some time in their lives. Our charity is helping to fight this disease by buying high tech equipment for the early detection and treatment of breast cancer.
Early detection is preferable but if cancer is not caught in the first stages do not despair, as there are a lot of treatments available and a very good recovery rate. New treatments and drugs to help patients become available all the time.
Although breast cancer can be a very lowering experience we hope that our website focuses on the positive aspects and what our charity is doing to help combat this disease.
Another vital weapon in fighting breast cancer is a positive frame of mind. We know it is difficult to keep a positive attitude, but do please try, as it is helpful.
May we remind you to:
- Check your breasts regularly every month.
- If you notice any changes to your breast such as puckering of the skin, inverted nipple, discharge from the nipples, or if you find a lump ~ please visit your doctor immediately. If necessary your GP will refer you to a specialist.
- It is natural to feel worried but not all lumps or conditions are cancerous but they must be checked by a specialist as soon as possible.
- The Breast Care Nurses at the hospital you attend, will be able to help you and also put you in contact with support, if you need it, and provide literature to help you cope with the illness.
The Mid-Kent Breast Cancer Research Appeal
Registered Charity No. 1054459
Please support our charity ~
~ so that we can continue our fight against breast cancer