Letter to the Editor: Sponsor a Nurse


As a Clinical Nurse Specialist on the Breast Cancer Now helpline, I hear daily how the pandemic is affecting those affected by breast cancer, whether it’s suspending or canceling treatments or wait longer for vital breast screening.

Due to the disruption caused by the pandemic, Breast Cancer Now has estimated that there could have been almost 11,000 undiagnosed breast cancer cases in the UK between March and December 2020, in addition to around 600,000 known people. to live with or after a diagnosis of breast cancer. .

People living with breast cancer need our support more than ever, and we’re here, ready to pick up the phone, answer email inquiries, and direct people to our support services, which we have. quickly redesigned online to continue to be there. people during the pandemic. Thanks to the amazing People’s Postcode Lottery players, our Moving Forward online course was one of those essential services, helping people adjust to life after treatment in hospital.

Whether it’s sharing the signs and symptoms of breast cancer, helping someone come to terms with a diagnosis or adjust to life after breast cancer, or supporting a loved one – we are the.

However, due to the pandemic, our fundraising revenues are expected to drop 35% this fiscal year, so we urgently need your support to help us continue to be there for those affected by breast cancer. .

This International Nurses Week, I call on readers to sponsor a nurse – by donating to Breast Cancer Now, you will help us provide life-changing support for anyone touched by breast cancer, throughout. of the process.

Sponsor a nurse by visiting breastcancernow.org/sponsoranurse

ADDIE MITCHELL
Clinical nurse specialist in breast cancer


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