Specialist Nurse Visit: There were apologies from the Breast Care Nurses who were unable to attend the meeting this evening due to family commitments. If anyone needs to contact them phone or send a note via Denise.
Membership: Last month Claire had remarked on our depleted numbers and after discussion it was decided to highlight the group’s existence in the Breast Unit at the City Hospital and local GP surgeries. As an outcome Carol had produced 12 A3 laminated posters for us to distribute in our local communities and for display in the Breast Unit. June suggested making a smaller version for GP notice boards and Gill agreed to look into this and then pass on to Carol.
We also looked at using the rolling video screen in the Unit and Oncology to advertise our presence which Val agreed to follow up with the media department in the City Hospital
Every patient diagnosed with a breast cancer is given a blue information folder; every folder has the flyer in advertising the support group. As well as this posters are also on display in the waiting room of the Breast Unit.
Announcements: Val had responded to the donation of 2 cheques for £41.00 from Stibbington and Wansford W.I.
AOB: June alerted the group to the fact that long term use of Tamoxifen may cause Gynaecological issues. She had had one removed as a day case following a bleed.
Joy asked if anyone had read that chemotherapy made people more susceptible to skin cancers. There is no speaker planned for the July Meeting and after the Nurses session we are planning to either go for a drink and a chat and for those of us with the energy a walk in Ferry Meadows.